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A new species of Dendrelaphis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Southeast Asia

Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, Im Sand 3, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany.
Da Costastraat 99, 2321 AM Leiden, The Netherlands.
Serpentes Colubridae Dendrelaphis Dendrelaphis kopsteini sp. nov. Dendrelaphis cyanochloris Dendrelaphis formosus Dendrelaphis humayuni Southeast Asia


A new species of the colubrid genus Dendrelaphis Boulenger 1890 is described. Dendrelaphis kopsteini sp. nov. ranges from Thailand through Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore to Sumatra. A detailed statistical analysis of the differences between D. kopsteini sp. nov., D. formosus (Boie, 1827) and D. cyanochloris (Wall, 1921) is provided as the three species have been mixed up frequently in the literature. D. kopsteini sp. nov. differs from all other Dendrelaphis species by a brick red neck coloration. A neotype is designated and described for D. formosus and a lectotype is designated and described for D. cyanochloris.


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