Amphiesma sieboldii


Amphiesma sieboldii

Taxobox | name = Sikkim Keelback
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Reptilia
ordo = Squamata
subordo = Serpentes
familia = Colubridae
subfamilia = Natricinae
genus = "Amphiesma"
species = "A. sieboldii"
binomial = "Amphiesma sieboldii"
binomial_authority = (Günther, 1860)
synonyms = "Herpetoreas sieboldii"

The Sikkim Keelback "Amphiesma sieboldii" is a species of grass snake found in South Asia. It is closely related to "Amphiesma platyceps" and some treat this species as a synonym.(Tillack 2003).

Distribution

Pakistan, India (Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, Punjab), Nepal, Myanmar (= Burma), Bangladesh.

References

* Günther,A. 1860 Reptiles of Siam. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1860: 113-117
* Günther, A. 1864 The Reptiles of British India. London (Taylor & Francis), xxvii + 452 pp.
* Kramer, E. 1977 Zur Schlangenfauna Nepals. Rev. suisse Zool., 84 (3): 721-761.
* Malnate, E. V. 1966 Amphiesma platyceps (Blyth) and Amphiesma sieboldii (Günther): sibling species (Reptilia: Serpentes). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 63 (1): 1-17
* Theobald, WILLIAM 1868 Catalogue of reptiles in the museum of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. Jour. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, Calcutta, 37 (extra number 146): (2), vi, 7-88
* Theobald,W. 1876 Descriptive catalogue of the reptiles of British India. Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta: xiii + 238 pp.
* Tillack, F. 2003 Über die Verbreitung und Biologie der Himalaya-Gebirgswassernatter Amphiesma platyceps (Blyth 1854) und einen Fall von Amphigonia retardata (Serpentes: ColubridaNatricinae). Sauria 25 (1): 21-27

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