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








Genus
Tropidonophis

Indo-Australian Keelbacks

Papuanische Kielrückennattern

Asiatisk-Australske Kølsnog*

1863 Tropidonophis Jan (type species: Tropidonotus picturatus Schlegel 1837)
1863 Styporhynchus Peters (type species: Styporhynchus truncatus Peters 1863; syn. Malnate & Underwood 1988)
1877 Katophis Macleay (type species: Katophis plumbea Macleay 1877; syn. Malnate & Underwood 1988)
1893 Macropophis Boulenger (type species: Tropidonotus hypomelas Günther 1877; syn. Williams & Wallach 1989)
Contents: 19 species, of which 13 (68.4%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Natrix and, more recently, in Amphiesma.
Distribution: Malay Archipelago, N. and E. Australia.
Reported from: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Western Australia), Indonesia (Ambon, Aru Islands, Bacan, Batanta, Biak, Halmahera, Misool, Morotai, Numfoor, Salawati, Seram, Ternate, Tidore, Waigeo, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke Of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Misima], Trobriand Islands), Philippines (Bohol, Camiguin Sur, Cebu, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Pan de Azucar, Panay, Samar, Sicogon, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Basilan]).

Tropidonophis aenigmaticus

East Papuan Keelback

Ostpapuanische Kielnatter*

Østpapuansk Kølsnog*

1988 Tropidonophis aenigmaticus Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Misima], Trobriand Islands).


Tropidonophis dahlii

New Britain Keelback

New-Britain-Kielnatter*

New Britain-kølsnog*

1899 Tropidonotus Dahlii Werner
Tropidonophis dahlii Malnate & Underwood 1988
1925 Tropidonotus melanocephalus Werner (Malnate & Underwood 1988)
Macropophis melanocephala Malnate 1960

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago: New Britain).


Tropidonophis dendrophiops

Mindanao Keelback*, (Spotted Water Snake)

Mindanao-Kielnatter*

Mindanao-kølsnog*

1883 Tropidonotus dendrophiops Günther
Natrix dendrophiops Taylor 1922
Macropophis dendrophiops Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis dendrophiops Malnate & Underwood 1988

Remarks: Previously included negrosensis and Rhabdophis barbouri.
Distribution: Philippines (Bohol, Camiguin Sur, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Basilan]).


Tropidonophis dolasii

d'Entrecasteaux Islands Keelback*

Entrecasteaux-Kielnatter*

Entrecasteaux-kølsnog*

2004 Tropidonophis dolasii Kraus & Allison

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough]).


Tropidonophis doriae

Barred Keelback

Gebänderte Kielnatter*

Båndet Kølsnog*

1897 Tropidonotus doriae Boulenger
Natrix doriae Barbour 1912
Amphiesma doriae Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis doriae Malnate & Underwood 1988
2012 Tropidonophis dikkoriae desburkei Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)

Distribution: Indonesia (Aru Islands, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis elongatus

Moluccan Keelback

Molukkanische Kielnatter*

Molukkansk Kølsnog*

1865 Tropidonotus picturatus var. elongatus Jan
Tropidonotus elongatus Jan 1864
Natrix elongata Barbour 1912
Amphiesma elongata Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis elongatus Malnate & Underwood 1988
2012 Tropidonophis alanbrygeli Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)
2012 Tropidonophis alanbrygeli sammywatsonae Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)
2012 Tropidonophis smythi Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)

Distribution: Indonesia (Ambon, Biak, Halmahera, Numfoor, Salawati, Seram, Western New Guinea).


Tropidonophis halmahericus

Red-spotted Keelback, Halmahera Keelback

Rotflecken-Kielnatter*

Rødplettet Kølsnog*

1895 Tropidonotus (Macropophis) halmahericus Boettger
Natrix halmaherica Barbour 1912
Macropophis halmaherica Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis halmahericus Malnate & Underwood 1988

Remarks: Records from Salawati (Haas 1950) refer to elongatus and multiscutellatus (Malnate & Underwood 1988).
Distribution: Indonesia (Bacan, Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore).


Tropidonophis hypomelas

Bismarck Keelback

Bismarck-Kielnatter*

Bismarck-kølsnog*

1877 Tropidonotus hypomelas Günther
Natrix hypomelas Barbour 1912
Macropophis hypomela [sic] Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis hypomelas Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke Of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi]).


Tropidonophis mairii

Australian Keelback, Australian Freshwater Snake, (Mair's Keelback)

Australische Kielnatter*

Australsk Kølsnog*

1841 Tropidonotus mairii Gray
Natrix mairii Barbour 1912
Amphiesma mairii Malnate 1960
Styporhynchus mairii Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983
Tropidonophis mairii Malnate & Underwood 1988
1842 Tropidonotus australis Gray (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1854 Tropidonotus semicinctus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril [part?] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1877 Katophis plumbea Macleay (Shea 1990)
Tropidonophis mairii plumbea Shea 1990
1884 Tropidonotus angusticeps Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Styporhynchus angusticeps Wells & Wellington 1984
Katophis angusticeps Wells & Wellington 1985
1885 Tropidonotus ater Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1988 Tropidonophis mairii brongersmai Malnate & Underwood (Shea 1990; Iskandar & Colijn 2001)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Western Australia), Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis mcdowelli

Northern Papuan Keelback

Nordpapuanische Kielnatter*

Nordpapuansk Kølsnog*

1988 Tropidonophis mcdowelli Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis montanus

North Irian Montane Keelback, (Mountain Keelback)

Westpapuanische Gebirgs-Kielnatter*

Vestpapuansk Bjergkølsnog*

1911 Tropidonotus montanus Lidth de Jeude
Natrix montana Barbour 1912
Amphiesma montana Malnate 1960
Styporhynchus montanus McDowell 1984
Tropidonophis montanus Malnate & Underwood 1988
1948 Natrix polytaenia Laurent (Malnate & Underwood 1988)

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea).


Tropidonophis multiscutellatus

Papuan Many-scaled Keelback

Papuanische Vielschuppige Kielnatter*

Papuansk Mangeskællet Kølsnog*

1948 Natrix mairii multiscutellata Brongersma
Styporhynchus multiscutellatus McDowell 1984
Tropidonophis multiscutellatus Malnate & Underwood 1988
2012 Tropidonophis multiscutellatus cottoni Hoser

Distribution: Indonesia (Batanta, Biak, Numfoor, Salawati, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis negrosensis

Negros Spotted Keelback, Negros Spotted Water Snake

Negros-Kielnatter*

Negros-kølsnog*

1917 Natrix dendrophiops negrosensis Taylor
Macropophis dendrophiops negrosensis Welch 1988
Tropidonophis negrosensis Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Philippines (Cebu, Masbate, Mindoro, Negros, Pan de Azucar, Panay, Sicogon).


Tropidonophis novaeguineae

Common Papuan Keelback

Gewöhnliche Papuanische Kielnatter*

Almindelig Papuansk Kølsnog*

1911 Tropidonotus novae-guineae Lidth de Jeude
Natrix novaeguineae Barbour 1912
Amphiesma novaeguineae Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis novaeguineae Malnate & Underwood 1988
2012 Tropidonophis novaeguineae trioani Hoser

Distribution: Indonesia (Misool, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis parkeri

Highland Keelback

Papuanische Hochland-Kielnatter*

Papuansk Højlands-kølsnog*

1988 Tropidonophis parkeri Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis picturatus

Papuan Painted Keelback*, (Painted Keelback)

Papuanische Gemalte Kielnatter*

Papuansk Malet Kølsnog*

1837 Tropidonotus picturatus Schlegel
Natrix picturata Barbour 1912
Amphiesma picturata Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis picturatus Malnate & Underwood 1988
2012 Tropidonophis picturatus pillotti Hoser

Distribution: Indonesia (Misool, Salawati, Waigeo, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis punctiventris

Spot-bellied Keelback*, Speckle-bellied Keelback

Bauchflecken-Kielnatter*

Bugplettet Kølsnog*

1895 Tropidonotus punctiventris Boettger
Natrix punctiventris Barbour 1912
Amphiesma punctiventris Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis punctiventris Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Indonesia (Halmahera).


Tropidonophis statisticus

Papuan Montane Keelback

Ostpapuanische Gebirgs-Kielnatter*

Østpapuansk Bjergkølsnog*

1988 Tropidonophis statisticus Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Goodenough], Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis truncatus

Halmahera Keelback*, Truncated Keelback

Halmahera-Kielnatter*

Halmahera-kølsnog*

1863 Styporhynchus truncatus Peters
Tropidonophis truncatus Boulenger 1893
Natrix truncata Barbour 1912
Amphiesma truncata Malnate 1960

Distribution: Indonesia (Bacan, Halmahera, Morotai, Salawati, Ternate, Tidore, Western New Guinea).