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Taxonomy of the family Viperidae
Bibliography of the genus Tropidolaemus
Biodiversity of the family Viperidae








Genus
Tropidolaemus

Temple Pitvipers

Tempelvipern

Tempelhugorme

1830 Tropidolaemus Wagler (type species: Cophias wagleri Boie 1827)
Contents: 5 species, of which 3 (60.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Trimeresurus. Presence of the genus in Maharashtra, India, is based on a specimen of uncertain status (Boundy 2008).
Distribution: S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Brunei, India (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu), Indonesia (Bangka, Belitung, Buton, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Nias, Riau Islands, Sangir Islands, Selayar, Siberut, Sulawesi, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago]), Philippines (Balabac, Bohol, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Samar, Sulu Islands [Basilan, Jolo, Siasi, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi, Tumindao]), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

Tropidolaemus huttoni

Madurai Pitviper, (Hutton's Pitviper)

Huttons Grubenotter

Madurai-tempelhugorm

1949 Trimeresurus huttoni Smith
Tropidolaemus huttoni David & Vogel 1998

Distribution: India (Tamil Nadu).


Tropidolaemus laticinctus

Broad-banded Temple Pitviper

Breitband-Tempelviper

Bredbåndet Tempelhugorm

2007 Tropidolaemus laticinctus Kuch, Gumprecht & Melaun

Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).


Tropidolaemus philippensis

South Philippine Temple Pitviper

Südphilippinische Tempelviper

Sydfilippinsk Tempelhugorm

1842 Trimeresurus philippensis Gray
Tropidolaemus philippensis Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007
1848 Tropidolaemus hombronii Jacquinot & Guichenot (Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007)

Distribution: Philippines (Dinagat, Leyte, Mindanao, Samar).


Tropidolaemus subannulatus

North Philippine Temple Pitviper, Bornean Keeled Green Pitviper, Keeled Pitviper

Nordphilippinische Tempelviper

Nordfilippinsk Tempelhugorm

1842 Trimeresurus subannulatus Gray
Tropidolaemus subannulatus Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007
1849 Trigonocephalus wagleri var. celebensis Gray (Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007)
1872 Trimeresurus subannulatus var. immaculatus Peters (Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007)
1917 Trimeresurus wagleri alboviridis Taylor (Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007)

Remarks: A species group, pending further studies (David & Vogel in Visser 2015).
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Belitung, Buton, Kalimantan, Sangir Islands, Selayar, Sulawesi), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak), Philippines (Balabac, Bohol, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Samar, Sulu Islands [Basilan, Jolo, Siasi, Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi, Tumindao]).


Tropidolaemus wagleri

Speckled Pitviper, Temple Pitviper, Chin-keeled Pitviper, Keeled Malaysian Pitviper, (Wagler's Keeled Green Pitviper, Wagler's Palm Viper, Wagler's Pitviper)

Westliche Tempelviper, Malaysia-Sumatra-Tempelviper, Waglers Lanzenotter

Broget Tempelhugorm, (Waglers Træhugorm, Waglers Palmehugorm, Waglers Lanseslange)

1827 Cophias wagleri Boie
Tropidolaemus wagleri Wagler 1830
Trigonocephalus wagleri Schlegel 1837
Trimeresurus wagleri Günther 1864
Bothrops wagleri Müller 1880
Lachesis wagleri Boulenger 1896
1842 Trimeresurus maculatus Gray (Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007)
1842 Trimeresurus sumatranus Cantor [not Coluber sumatranus Raffles 1822] (Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007)
1849 Trigonocephalus wagleri sumatrenis Gray [unavailable name] (Vogel, David, Lutz, Rooijen & Vidal 2007)

Remarks: Status of southern Vietnamese records is uncertain (see Gumprecht, Tillack, Orlov, Captain & Ryabov 2004; Vogel 2006).
Distribution: Indonesia (Bangka, Natuna Islands, Nias, Riau Islands, Siberut, Sumatra), Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago, Seribuat Archipelago], Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.


Tropidolaemus wagleri
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Tropidolaemus wagleri
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