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Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Boiga
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae








Genus
Boiga

Australasian Cat Snakes, Old World Cat-eyed Snakes

Östliche Nachtbaumnattern, Katzennattern

Østlige Kattesnoge

1825 Ibiba Gray (type species: Coluber irregularis Merrem 1790; rejected/invalid name: ICZN (1986): Opinion 1374)
1826 Boiga Fitzinger (type species: Coluber irregularis Bechstein 1802; authorship previously credited to Merrem 1790 see ICZN (1986): Opinion 1374)
1843 Cephalophis Fitzinger (type species: Dipsas dendrophila Boie 1827)
1843 Dipsadomorphus Fitzinger (type species: Coluber trigonatus Schneider 1802; syn. Williams & Wallach 1989)
1843 Eudipsas Fitzinger (type species: Dipsas cynodon Boie 1827)
1843 Macrocephalus Fitzinger (type species: Dipsas drapiezii Boie 1827)
1853 Opetiodon Dumeril (type species: Dipsas cynodon Boie 1827)
1853 Triglyphodon Dumeril (type species: Coluber irregularis Bechstein 1802)
1863 Elachistodon Reinhardt (type species: Elachistodon westermanni Reinhardt 1863; syn. Mohan, Visvanathan & Vasudevan 2018)
1877 Pappophis Macleay (type species: Pappophis laticeps Macleay 1877)
1895 Liophallus Cope (type species: Dendrophis fusca Gray 1842)
1905 Dipsadoides Annandale (type species: Dipsadoides decipiens Annandale 1905)
Contents: 37 species, of which 15 (40.5%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included Toxicodryas. Includes westermanni, previously assigned to a monotypic genus, Elachistodon.
Distribution: S. Asia, Malay Archipelago, Australia, W. Pacific Ocean.
Reported from: Afghanistan, Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Western Australia), Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong [incl. Shek Kwu Chau Island], Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Macau, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands], Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Indonesia (Alor, Ambon, Aru Islands, Babi, Bacan, Bali, Bangka, Batu Islands, Belitung, Biak, Boano, Buru, Buton, Flores, Gorong Archipelago, Halmahera, Haruku, Java, Kabaena, Kai Islands, Kalimantan, Komodo, Lombok, Manipa, Misool, Morotai, Natuna Islands [Bunguran], Nias, Numfoor, Panaitan, Penida, Riau Islands, Rinca, Salawati, Sangir Islands, Saparua, Sebesi, Seram, Siberut, Simeulue, Sipura, Sudarso Island, Sula Islands [Sanana], Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sumba, Sumbawa, Supiori, Tanahjampea, Ternate, Tidore, Togian Islands, Waigeo, Western New Guinea, Yapen), Iran, Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Aur, Tioman)]), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea (New Britain [Admiralty Islands (Manus), Bismarck Archipelago, Duke of York, New Ireland, Umboi], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Sudest], North Solomon Islands [Bougainville], Trobriand Islands, Woodlark), Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Babuyan Claro, Barit, Calayan, Camiguin Norte, Dalupiri], Balabac, Batan Islands [Batan], Calagnaan, Calamian Islands [Culion], Catanduanes, Dinagat, Dumaran, Inampulugan, Leyte, Lubang, Luzon, Miangas, Mindanao, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Samar, Sicogon, Sulu Islands [Basilan, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi], Tablas), Singapore, Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal), Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island, Con Dao Islands [Con Son]).

Boiga andamanensis

Andaman Cat Snake

Andamanische Nachtbaumnatter

Andamansk Kattesnog

1909 Dipsadomorphus andamanensis Wall
Boiga andamanensis Welch 1988

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of ceylonensis (e.g., Smith 1943). Treated as a separate species by Welch (1988), followed by others (e.g., Das 1994; Whitaker & Captain 2004).
Distribution: India (Andaman Islands).


Boiga angulata

Leyte Cat Snake, Philippine Blunt-headed Cat Snake, Philippine Blunt-headed Tree Snake

Leyte-Nachtbaumnatter

Leyte-kattesnog

1861 Dipsas angulata Peters
Dipsadomorphus angulatus Boulenger 1896
Boiga angulata Griffin 1910
1867 Dipsas quiraonis Steindachner (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)

Remarks: Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown (2018) did not include Barit (Babuyan Islands) in the distribution of the species.
Distribution: Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Barit], Catanduanes, Inampulugan, Leyte, Lubang, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Panay, Polillo, Samar).


Boiga barnesii

Common White-bellied Cat Snake, (Barnes' Cat Snake)

Gewöhnliche Weißbauch-Nachtbaumnatter

Almindelig Hvidbuget Kattesnog

1869 Dipsas barnesii Günther
Dipsadomorphus barnesii Boulenger 1896
Boiga barnesii Smith 1943

Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Boiga beddomei

Yellow-bellied Cat Snake, (Beddome's Cat Snake)

Gelbbäuchige Nachtbaumnatter, Beddomes Nachtbaumnatter

Gulbuget Kattesnog

1909 Dipsadomorphus beddomei Wall
Boiga beddomei Welch 1988
2005 Boiga ranawanei Samarawickrama, Samarawickrama, Wijesena & Orlov (Manamendra-Arachchi & Pethiyagoda 2007)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of ceylonensis (e.g., Smith 1943). Treated as a separate species by Welch (1988), followed by others (e.g., Das 1994; Whitaker & Captain 2004). Probably restricted to the Western Ghats; records from Odisha need further studies (Vogel & Ganesh 2013).
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka.


Boiga bengkuluensis

Bengkulu Cat Snake

Bengkulu-Nachtbaumnatter

Bengkulu-kattesnog

2003 Boiga bengkuluensis Orlov, Kudryavtzev, Ryabov & Shumakov

Remarks: A record from Pattani, southern Thailand, likely refers to drapiezii (Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014).
Distribution: Indonesia (Sumatra).


Boiga bourreti

Quang Binh Cat Snake, (Bourret's Cat Snake)

Quang-Binh-Nachtbaumnatter

Quang Binh-kattesnog

2004 Boiga bourreti Tillack, Ziegler & Le

Distribution: Vietnam.


Boiga ceylonensis

Southern White-bellied Cat Snake, (Sri Lankan Cat Snake)

Südliche Weißbauch-Nachtbaumnatter

Sydlig Hvidbuget Kattesnog

1858 Dipsadomorphus ceylonensis Günther
Dipsas ceylonensis Günther 1864
Boiga ceylonensis Smith 1943

Remarks: Previously included andamanensis, beddomei, and nuchalis. Records from Nepal (e.g., Swan & Leviton 1962) refer to trigonata (Kramer 1977).
Distribution: India (Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka.


Boiga cyanea

Green Cat Snake

Grüne Nachtbaumnatter

Grøn Kattesnog

1854 Triglyphodon cyaneum Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
Dipsas cyanea Boulenger 1890
Dipsadomorphus cyaneus Boulenger 1896
Boiga cyanea Wall 1924
1854 Dipsas nigromarginata Blyth (Smith 1943)
1856 Dipsas hexagonatus Blyth (Smith 1943)
Boiga hexagonata Harris Valle 1995
1864 Dipsas bubalina Günther (Smith 1943)

Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (Yunnan), India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Nicobar Islands], Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, West Bengal), Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago]), Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam (incl. Con Dao Islands [Con Son]).


Boiga cynodon

Dog-toothed Cat Snake, Large Blunt-headed Tree Snake, Bengal Cat Snake

Hundszahn-Nachtbaumnatter

Hundetands-kattesnog

1827 Dipsas cynodon Boie
Opetiodon cynodon Duméril & Bibron 1854
Eudipsas cynodon Günther 1858
Dipsadomorphus cynodon Boulenger 1896
Boiga cynodon Sworder 1922
1860 Pareas waandersi Bleeker (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)

Remarks: Now restricted to the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and the Philippines (Orlov & Ryabov 2002; David & Mathew 2005). Previously included populations farther north, now assigned to guangxiensis and siamensis (formerly ocellata). Records from Vietnam (e.g., Campden-Main 1970; Nguyen & Ho 1996) refer to guangxiensis or siamensis (Nguyen, Ho & Nguyen 2009). Records from India refer to siamensis (Das 2003; David & Mathew 2005). Presence in Myanmar needs confirmation (Iskandar, Vogel, Wogan, Lilley, Diesmos & Gonzalez 2012).
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Nias, Riau Islands, Siberut, Sipura, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Tioman)]), Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Camiguin Norte], Calamian Islands [Culion], Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Sulu Islands [Basilan, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi], Tablas), Singapore, Thailand.


Boiga dendrophila

Eastern Mangrove Cat Snake, Mangrove Cat Snake, Mangrove Tree Snake, Yellow-ringed Cat Snake, Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Black and Gold Tree Snake, (Mangrove Snake)

Östliche Mangroven-Nachtbaumnatter

Østlig Mangrovekattesnog, (Mangrovesnog)

1827 Dipsas dendrophila Boie
Triglyphodon dendrophilum Duméril, Bibron & Duméril 1954
Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus Boulenger 1896
Boiga dendrophila Barbour 1912
1844 Boiga dendrophila javana Schlegel (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1854 Triglyphodon gemmi-cinctum Duméril & Bibron
Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus gemmicinctus Boulenger 1896
Boiga dendrophila gemmicincta Brongersma 1934
1896 Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus annectens Boulenger
Boiga dendrophila annectens Brongersma 1934
1896 Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus latifasciatus Boulenger
Boiga dendrophila latifasciatus Brongersma 1934
1896 Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus multicinctus Boulenger
Boiga dendrophila multicinctus Brongersma 1934
1896 Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus regularis Boulenger (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1922 Boiga dendrophila divergens Taylor
1933 Naja celebensis Ahl (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1934 Boiga dendrophila occidentalis Brongersma
1936 Boiga dendrophila atra Kopstein (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
2004 Boiga dendrophila levitoni Gaulke, Demegillo & Vogel

Other common names:
annectans: Bornean Mangrove Cat Snake
divergens: Luzon Mangrove Cat Snake, Northern Philippine Mangrove Cat Snake
gemmicincta: Sulawesi Mangrove Cat Snake
latifasciata: Mindanao Mangrove Cat Snake, Southern Philippine Mangrove Cat Snake
levitoni: Panay Mangrove Cat Snake, (Leviton's Mangrove Cat Snake)
multicincta: Palawan Mangrove Cat Snake
Remarks: Previously included melanota. Records of dendrophila from the Asian mainland and Sumatra refer to melanota (Weinell, Barley, Siler, Orlov, Ananjeva, Oaks, Burbrink & Brown 2020). Reports from the Nicobar Islands refer to wallachi (Das 1999). Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown (2018) did not include Sicogon in the distribution of the species. Orlov & Ryabov (2002) erroneously spelled the specific epithet dendrophyla.
Distribution: (under revision): Brunei, Indonesia (Babi, Bali, Bangka, Batu Islands, Belitung, Buton, Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Nias, Panaitan, Riau Islands, Sebesi, Sulawesi, Togian Islands), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Calayan], Balabac, Batan Islands [Batan], Calagnaan, Catanduanes, Dinagat, Dumaran, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Palawan, Panay, Polillo, Samar, Sicogon).


Boiga dightoni

Travancore Cat Snake, Pinnad Cat Snake

Travancore-Nachtbaumnatter

Travancore-kattesnog

1894 Dipsas dightoni Boulenger
Dipsadomorphus dightoni Boulenger 1896
Boiga dightoni Smith 1943

Distribution: India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu).


Boiga drapiezii

White-spotted Cat Snake, Pale-spotted Cat Snake, (Drapiez' Cat Snake)

Weißflecken-Nachtbaumnatter

Hvidplettet Kattesnog

1827 Dipsas drapiezii Boie
Triglyphodon drapiezii Duméril & Bibron 1854
Dipsadomorphus drapiezii Boulenger 1895
Boiga drapiezii Barbour 1912
1768 Dipsadomorphus indicus Laurenti (status uncertain; Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1867 Dipsas Drapiezii Bancana Peters (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)

Remarks: See under schultzei. Records from Palawan (e.g., Leviton 1963) refer to schultzei (Leviton 1968). Present in the past, but not confirmed recently from Singapore (Baker & Lim 2008). Records from Ambon (e.g., Rooij 1917; Jong 1926a; Taylor 1965) are regarded as erroneous (Lang 2013).
Extinct in: Singapore.
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands [Bunguran], Siberut, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Tioman)]), Myanmar, Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao, Panay, Sulu Islands [Tawi-Tawi]), Thailand, Vietnam.


Boiga flavescens

Yellow Cat Snake

Gelbe Nachtbaumnatter

Gul Kattesnog

1854 Triglyphodon flavescens Dumeril & Bibron
Dipsas flavescens Jan 1863
Dipsadomorphus flavescens Boulenger 1895
Boiga flavescens Harris Valle 1995

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of irregularis (e.g., Bosch 1985). Revalidated as a separate species by Weinell, Barley, Siler, Orlov, Ananjeva, Oaks, Burbrink & Brown (2020).
Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).





Boiga flaviviridis

Yellow-Green Cat Snake

Gelbgrüne Nachtbaumnatter

Gulgrøn Kattesnog

2013 Boiga flaviviridis Vogel & Ganesh

Remarks: Previously confused with beddomei (e.g., Sivakumar & Manakadan 2007) (Vogel & Ganesh 2013).
Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu).


Boiga forsteni

Speckled Cat Snake, (Forsten's Cat Snake)

Gesprenkelte Nachtbaumnatter

Spættet Kattesnog

1854 Triglyphodon forsteni Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
Dipsas forsteni Günther 1864
Dipsadomorphus forsteni Boulenger 1896
Boiga forsteni Wall 1924
1854 Triglyphodon tessellatum Duméril & Bibron (Smith 1943)
1871 Dipsas forsteni ceylonensis Anderson (Smith 1943)
1955 Boiga forsteni haematus Deraniyagala
1955 Boiga forsteni marpila Deraniyagala
1960 Boiga forsteni leucohaematus Deraniyagala

Distribution: India (Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Nepal, Sri Lanka.


Boiga gokool

Eastern Gamma Cat Snake, Eastern Cat Snake, Arrowback Tree Snake

Östliche Gamma-Nachtbaumnatter

Østlig Gamma-kattesnog

1835 Dipsas gocool Gray
Dipsadomorphus gokool Boulenger 1896
Boiga gokool Shaw & Shebbeare 1930
Boiga gocool Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014

Remarks: Although the original spelling of the specific epithet was gocool, this spelling has hardly been used since then, whereas gokool has been used in at least 70 publications. Therefore, the spelling gokool is maintained, following Das, Mohapatra, Purkayastha, Sengupta, Dutta, Ahmed & Tillack (2010), who reviewed the species. It has been reported from Bhutan (e.g., Welch 1988; Khan 1988; Das 1994, 1996; Orlov & Ryabov 2002; Shumakov 2002; Ahmed, Das & Dutta 2009), Burma (e.g., Zug, Slowinski & Wogan [www]), and Sikkim (e.g., Swan & Leviton 1962; Jha & Thapa 2002; Orlov & Ryabov 2002), but presence in these regions need confirmation (Bauer & Günther 1992; Das, Mohapatra, Purkayastha, Sengupta, Dutta, Ahmed & Tillack 2010). Also reported from Bihar (Dasgupta & Raha 2004), but this record has been re-examined and refer to forsteni (Das, Mohapatra, Purkayastha, Sengupta, Dutta, Ahmed & Tillack 2010).
Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, West Bengal).


Boiga guangxiensis

Guangxi Cat Snake

Guangxi-Nachtbaumnatter

Guangxi-kattesnog

1998 Boiga guangxiensis Wen

Distribution: Cambodia, China (Guangxi), Vietnam (incl. Cat Ba Island).


Boiga hoeseli

Lesser Sundas Cat Snake

Sunda-Nachtbaumnatter

Sunda-kattesnog

2010 Boiga hoeseli Ramadhan, Iskandar & Subasri

Distribution: Indonesia (Alor, Flores, Komodo, Lombok, Rinca, Sumba, Sumbawa).


Boiga irregularis

Brown Cat Snake, Brown Tree Snake, Doll's Eye Snake, Night Tiger Snake, (Banded Cat Snake)

Braune Nachtbaumnatter

Brun Kattesnog

1802 Coluber irregularis Bechstein
Boiga irregularis Fitzinger 1826
Dipsas irregularis Boie 1827
Triglyphodon irregularis Duméril & Bibron 1854
Dipsadomorphus irregularis Boulenger 1896
1803 Hurria pseudoboiga Daudin (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1842 Dendrophis fusca Gray (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983; Aplin & Smith 2001)
Boiga fusca Orlov & Ryabov 2002
1877 Pappophis flavigastra Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1877 Pappophis laticeps Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1884 Dipsas boydii Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Boiga boydii Wells & Wellington 1984
1888 Dipsas ornata Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983; Aplin & Smith 2001)
Boiga fusca ornata Orlov & Ryabov 2002

Remarks: Previously included flavescens. Records of irregularis from Sulawesi refer to flavescens (Weinell, Barley, Siler, Orlov, Ananjeva, Oaks, Burbrink & Brown 2020). Some populations of this species have been suggested to be specifically distinct and recognized under the names fusca and ornata (e.g., Orlov & Ryabov 2002), followed by some (e.g., Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014), however, many authors continue to treat these forms as synonyms of irregularis (e.g., Aplin & Smith 2001, Swan & Wilson 2010; Cogger 2014). A record from Borneo (Iskandar & Stuebing 1998) refer to nigriceps (Iskandar & Colijn 2001). Claimed to occur in the Philippines (Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014), but these authors refer to Ternate, which is actually in Indonesia, and Sulu Islands, probably a confusion with Sula Islands, also in Indonesia. Authorship has previously been credited to Merrem 1790 (see ICZN (1986): Opinion 1374).
Introduced to: Guam, Indonesia (Talaud Islands), Micronesia (incl. Pohnpei), Northern Mariana Islands, USA (Texas).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Western Australia), Indonesia (Ambon, Aru Islands, Bacan, Biak, Boano, Buru, Buton, Gorong Archipelago, Halmahera, Haruku, Kabaena, Kai Islands, Manipa, Misool, Morotai, Numfoor, Salawati, Sangir Islands, Seram, Sula Islands [Sanana], Saparua, Sudarso Island, Supiori, Ternate, Tidore, Togian Islands, Waigeo, Western New Guinea, Yapen), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Admiralty Islands (Manus), Duke of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Sudest], North Solomon Islands [Bougainville], Trobriand Islands, Woodlark), Solomon Islands (incl. Guadalcanal).


Boiga jaspidea

Jasper Cat Snake, Mottled Cat Snake

Jaspis-Nachtbaumnatter

Jaspis-kattesnog

1854 Triglyphodon jaspideum Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
Dipsas jaspidea Jan 1863
Dipsadomorphus jaspideus Boulenger 1896
Boiga jaspidea Sworder 1922
1855 Dipsas fusca Motley & Dillwyn [not Dendrophis fusca Gray 1842] (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1858 Dipsas boops Günther (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1905 Dipsadoides decipiens Annandale (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)

Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Nias, Siberut, Sipura, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.


Boiga kraepelini

Kelung Cat Snake, Square-headed Cat Snake, (Kraepelin's Cat Snake)

Kelung-Nachtbaumnatter

Kelung-kattesnog

1902 Boiga kræpelini Stejneger
Dipsadomorphus kraepelini Wall 1903
1910 Dinodon multitemporalis Oshima (Zhao & Adler 1993; Vogel 1994; Nguyen, Ho & Nguyen 2009)
Boiga multitemporalis Bourret 1935
1925 Boiga sinensis Schmidt (Zhao & Adler 1993)
Boiga kraepelini sinensis Mell 1931

Distribution: China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Vietnam.


Boiga melanota

Western Mangrove Cat Snake, Sumatran Mangrove Cat Snake

Westliche Mangroven-Nachtbaumnatter

Vestlig Mangrovekattesnog

1896 Dipsadomorphus dendrophilus melanotus Boulenger
Boiga dendrophila melanota Brongersma 1934
Boiga melanota Weinell, Barley, Siler, Orlov, Ananjeva, Oaks, Burbrink & Brown 2020

Distribution: Cambodia, Indonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Riau Islands, Sumatra), Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago]), Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam.





Boiga multifasciata

Many-banded Cat Snake, Himalayan Cat Snake

Himalaya-Nachtbaumnatter

Himalaya-kattesnog

1860 Dipsas multifasciata Blyth
Dipsadomorphus multifasciatus Boulenger 1896
Boiga multifasciata Smith 1943

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of trigonata. Considered a valid species by most recent publications (e.g., Ahmed & Dasgupta 1992; Das 1994, 1996; Husain & Ray 1995; Murthy 1985; Saikia, Sharma & Sharma 2007; Sanyal & Gayen 2006; Sharma & Sharma 1975; Smith 1943; Whitaker & Captain 2004).
Distribution: Bhutan, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Nepal, Philippines (Miangas).


Boiga multomaculata

Marbled Cat Snake, Large-spotted Cat Snake, Many-spotted Cat Snake, Spotted Cat Snake

Gefleckte Nachtbaumnatter

Marmor-kattesnog

1827 Dipsas multomaculata Boie
Boiga multimaculata [lapsus] Cope 1860
Dipsadomorphus multimaculatus [lapsus] Boulenger 1896
Boiga multomaculata Welch 1988
1931 Boiga multimaculata hainanensis [sic] Mell [1929] (Zhao & Adler 1993)
1931 Boiga multimaculata indica [sic] Mell [1929] (Taylor 1965)
1931 Boiga multimaculata sikiangensis [sic] Mell [1929] (Zhao & Adler 1993)

Remarks: Reported from Borneo by several authors (e.g. Haas 1950; Haile 1959; Bosch 1985; Iskandar & Colijn 2001; Das 2007), but the species was not regarded as a Bornean species by Stuebing, Inger & Lardner (2014). The latter authors are followed herein. Presence in Sulawesi needs confirmation, since only a few voucher specimens are available from the island (De Lang & Vogel 2005)
Introduced to: Indonesia (Sulawesi).
Distribution: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China (Fujian, Guangdong [incl. Nan Ao Island], Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong [incl. Shek Kwu Chau Island], Hunan, Jiangxi, Macau, Yunnan, Zhejiang), India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam), Indonesia (Bali, Java, Penida, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia), Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.


Boiga nigriceps

Dark-headed Cat Snake, Black-headed Cat Snake, Red Cat Snake

Rote Nachtbaumnatter

Mørkhovedet Kattesnog

1863 Dipsas nigriceps Günther
Dipsadomorphus nigriceps Boulenger 1896
Boiga nigriceps Barbour 1912
1867 Dipsas Hoffmanseggii Peters (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1903 Dipsadomorphus pallidus Boulenger (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
1926 Boiga nigriceps brevicauda Smith
Boiga nigriceps brevicaudata [lapsus?] Orlov & Ryabov 2002

Remarks: Reported for Guangxi, China, by Zhao & Adler (1993), but apparently in error or based on misidentification. No other works have been found to support the presence in China of the species.
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Bali, Java, Kalimantan, Nias, Siberut, Simeulue, Sipura, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Seribuat Archipelago (incl. Aur, Tioman)]), Thailand.


Boiga nuchalis

Collared Cat Snake

Halsband-Nachtbaumnatter

Halsbånd-kattesnog

1875 Dipsas nuchalis Günther
Dipsadomorphus nuchalis Wall 1909
Boiga nuchalis Welch 1988
1955 Boiga ceylonensis dakhunensis Deraniyagala (Ganesh, Achyuthan, Chandramouli & Vogel 2020)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of ceylonensis (e.g., Smith 1943). Treated as a separate species by Welch (1988), followed by others (e.g., Das 1994; Whitaker & Captain 2004). Probably restricted to the Western Ghats; records from Odisha need further studies (Vogel & Ganesh 2013).
Distribution: India (Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu), Nepal.


Boiga ochracea

Tawny Cat Snake, Ochraceous Cat Snake

Gelbbraune Nachtbaumnatter

Gulbrun Kattesnog

1868 Dipsas ochraceus Günther
Boiga ochracea Smith 1943
1909 Dipsadomorphus stoliczkae Wall (Smith 1943)
Boiga stoliczkae Shaw, Shebbeare & Barker 1940
1943 Boiga ochracea walli Smith
Boiga walli Wogan 2012

Other common names:
ochracea: Common Tawny Cat Snake
stoliczkae: Stoliczka's Tawny Cat Snake
walli: Wall's Tawny Cat Snake, Wall's Cat Snake
Remarks: Presence in Bhutan needs confirmation (Bauer & Günther 1992), although reported previously from the country (Welch 1988). Wogan (2012) and Wallach, Williams & Boundy (2014) treated walli as a separate species, both referring to pers. comm. with I. Das.
Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Andaman Islands], Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal), Myanmar, Nepal.


Boiga philippina

Luzon Cat Snake, Philippine Cat Snake

Luzon-Nachtbaumnatter

Luzon-kattesnog

1867 Dipsas philippina Peters
Dipsadomorphus philippinus Boulenger 1896
Boiga philippina Griffin 1911

Distribution: Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Babuyan Claro, Dalupiri], Luzon).


Boiga quincunciata

Assam Cat Snake

Assam-Nachtbaumnatter

Assam-kattesnog

1908 Dipsadomorphus quincunciatus Wall
Boiga quincunciata Smith 1940

Distribution: India (Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar.


Boiga saengsomi

Banded Green Cat Snake, Banded Cat Snake

Gebänderte Nachtbaumnatter

Båndet Grøn Kattesnog

1985 Boiga saengsomi Nutphand
1986 Boiga mahasomi Nutphand (David, Cox, Pauwels, Chanhome & Thirakhupt 2004)

Distribution: Thailand.


Boiga schultzei

Palawan Cat Snake, (Schultze's Blunt-headed Tree Snake)

Palawan-Nachtbaumnatter

Palawan-kattesnog

1923 Boiga schultzei Taylor
Boiga drapiezii schultzei Welch 1988

Remarks: Welch (1988) regarded this species as a subspecies of drapiezii, but without discussion or references.
Distribution: Philippines (Palawan).


Boiga siamensis

Grey Cat Snake, Siamese Cat Snake, Thai Cat Snake, Eyed Cat Snake, Ocellated Cat Snake

Siamesische Nachtbaumnatter

Siamesisk Kattesnog

1971 Boiga cynodon siamensis Nutphand
Boiga siamensis Pauwels, David, Chanhome, Vogel, Chan-Ard & Orlov 2005
1973 Boiga ocellata Kroon (Pauwels, David, Chanhome, Vogel, Chan-Ard & Orlov 2005)

Remarks: Previously confused with cynodon. Many older records of cynodon refer to siamensis.
Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, West Bengal), Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia), Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.


Boiga tanahjampeana

Tanahjampea Cat Snake

Tanahjampea-Nachtbaumnatter

Tanahjampea-kattesnog

2002 Boiga tanahjampeana Orlov & Ryabov

Distribution: Indonesia (Tanahjampea).


Boiga thackerayi

Maharashtra Cat Snake, (Thackeray’s Cat Snake)

Maharashtra-Nachtbaumnatter

Maharashtra-kattesnog

2019 Boiga thackerayi Giri, Deepak, Captain, Pawar & Tillack

Distribution: India (Maharashtra).





Boiga trigonata

Gamma Cat Snake, Indian Gamma Snake, Common Indian Cat Snake, Common Cat Snake, Common Brown Tree Snake, Indian Tree Snake

Dreiecks-Nachtbaumnatter

Almindelig Indisk Kattesnog

1802 Coluber trigonatus Schneider
Dipsas trigonata Blyth 1855
Dipsadomorphus trigonatus Boulenger 1896
Boiga trigonatum Nikolsky 1916
1904 Dipsadomorphus trigonata melanocephalus Annandale
Boiga trigonata melanocephala Welch 1988
Boiga melanocephala Khan 1994

Other common names:
melanocephala: Dark-headed Gamma Cat Snake, Dark-headed Cat Snake
trigonata: Indian Gamma Cat Snake
Remarks: Previously included multifasciata. Some authors regard melanocephala as a separate species (e.g., Khan 2006). Presence in Bhutan needs confirmation (Bauer & Günther 1992).
Distribution: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


Boiga wallachi

Nicobar Cat Snake

Nicobarische Nachtbaumnatter

Nicobarisk Kattesnog

1998 Boiga wallachi Das

Distribution: India (Nicobar Islands).


Boiga westermanni

Indian Egg Eater

Indische Eierschlange

Indisk Ægsnog, Indisk Ægslange

1863 Elachistodon westermanni Reinhardt
Boiga westermanni Mohan, Visvanathan & Vasudevan 2018

Distribution: Bangladesh, India (Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Nepal.