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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

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


Indonesian Striped Keelback

Gestreifte Fischnatter

Stribet Fiskesnog

1893 Ceratophallus Cope (type species: Coluber vittatus Linnaeus 1758)
Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Xenochrophis. Dubey, Meganathan, Vidal & Haque (2012) demonstrated that Ceratophallus vittatus does not belong in Xenochrophis, but without assigning the species to another genus. Wallach, Williams & Boundy (2014) revalidated Ceratophallus for this purpose.
Distribution: As for the single species.

Ceratophallus vittatus

Indonesian Striped Keelback, (Striped Keelback Water Snake, Striped Keelback)

Gestreifte Fischnatter

Stribet Fiskesnog

1758 Coluber vittatus Linnaeus
Natrix vittata Laurenti 1768
Tropidonotus vittatus Boie 1827
Ceratophallus vittatus Cope 1893
Fowlea vittata Malnate 1960
Xenochrophis vittata Malnate & Minton 1965

Remarks: Presence in Sulawesi needs confirmation, since only a few voucher specimens are available from the island (De Lang & Vogel 2005). Also its presence in West Malaysia needs confirmation (Iskandar, Inger, Auliya & Lilley 2012).
Introduced to: Indonesia (Sulawesi), Puerto Rico, Singapore.
Distribution: Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Java, Sumatra, Weh).

Ceratophallus vittatus
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