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Taxonomy of the family Pareidae
Bibliography of the genus Aplopeltura
Biodiversity of the family Pareidae


Blunt-headed Slug Eater


Asiatisk Butsnudet Sneglesnog

1843 Aspidocercus Fitzinger [nomen oblitum] (type species: Amblycephalus boa Boie 1828; syn. Williams, Wallach & Boundy 2014)
1853 Aplopeltura Dumeril (type species: Amblycephalus boa Boie 1828)
Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Aplopeltura boa

Blunt-headed Slug Eater, Blunt-headed Slug-eating Snake, Blunt-headed Tree Snake, Boa Blunthead

Asiatische Kurzkopf-Schneckennatter

Asiatisk Butsnudet Sneglesnog

1828 Amblycephalus boa Boie
Dipsas boa Schlegel 1837
Haplopeltura boa Boettger 1892
Aplopeltura boa Duméril & Bibron 1854

Remarks: Reported from Myanmar by some authors (e.g., Dowling & Jenner 1988; Zug, Leviton, Vindum, Wogan & Koo 2010; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014; Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015), but no recent surveys have confirmed the presence of the species in the country (Grismer, Diesmos, Gonzalez, Jose & Inger 2012). However, it may occur in the southern part of the country, having been found in Thailand, not far from the border to Myanmar. Leviton, Siler, Weinell & Brown (2018) did not include Polillo in the distribution of the species.
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Nias, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Myanmar, Philippines (Balabac, Bohol, Dinagat, Luzon, Mindanao, Palawan, Polillo, Samar, Sulu Islands [Basilan]), Thailand.