Psammodynastes pictus GÜNTHER, 185

This snake was only incorporated in the Psammophiinae-group by Figueroa e.a. in 2016, be it that Peters (1868) classified it in the same group.

In the following table you find mainly the content as found in The Reptile Database.


Higher Taxa Lamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names E: Painted Mock Viper, Spotted Mock Viper
G: Gefleckte Scheinviper 
Synonym Psammodynastes pictus GÜNTHER 1858: 251
Psammophis (Psammodynastes) conjunctus PETERS 1868: 451
Psammodynastes pictus — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 379
Psammodynastes pictus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 585 
Distribution Indonesia (Kalimantan/Borneo, Riau Archipelago, Simeulue, Sumatra);
Brunei Darussalam; Pulau Bangka, Pulau Belitung,
Malaysia (Malaya and East Malaysia);

Type locality: Borneo (but see comment).  
Types Type: BMNH 1946.1.8.55 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Comment Distribution: The type locality is erroneously given as Borneo and India. Not in India fide I. Das (pers. comm., 25 July 2012). 
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  • Peters,W.C.H. 1868. Über eine neue Nagergattung, Chiropodomys penicullatus, sowie über einige neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien und Fische. M. Ber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1868 : 448-461 - get paper here
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