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








Genus
Xenelaphis

Asian Brown Snakes

Asiatische Braune Rattennattern*

Asiatiske Brunsnoge*

1864 Xenelaphis Günther (type species: Coluber hexahonotus [sic] Cantor 1847)
Contents: 2 species, none of which are endemic.
Distribution: SE. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Brunei, Indonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Riau Islands, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Singapore, Thailand.

Xenelaphis ellipsifer

Ocellated Brown Snake, Ornate Brown Snake

Gefleckte Braune Rattennatter*

Plettet Brunsnog*

1900 Xenelaphis ellipsifer Boulenger

Distribution: Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia).


Xenelaphis hexagonotus

Sunda Brown Snake, Malayan Brown Snake, Malaysian Brown Snake

Indomalaiische Braune Rattennatter*, Indomalaiische Rattennatter

Sunda-brunsnog*

1847 Coluber hexahonotus [sic] Cantor
Coluber hexagonotus Cantor 1847 [emendation of original spelling] (Iskandar & Colijn 2001)
Coryphodon hexanotus Günther 1858
Xenelaphis hexagonotus Günther 1864
Ptyas hexagonotus Theobald 1876
Xenelaphis hexagonotus Boulenger 1890
1854 Coryphodon sublutescens Duméril & Bibron (Smith 1943)

Remarks: Presence in Myanmar and Vietnam needs confirmation (Dowling & Jenner 1988; Grismer, Vogel & Chan-Ard 2012).
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Riau Islands, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Singapore, Thailand.