Contributions to Zoology, 77 (1) – 2008

An investigation into the taxonomy of Dendrelaphis tristis (Daudin, 1803): revalidation of Dipsas schokari (Kuhl, 1820) (Serpentes, Colubridae)

Johan van Rooijen1, Gernot Vogel2

1.  Tulpentuin 313, 2272 EH, Voorburg, The Netherlands, j1.van.rooijen@hetnet.nl

2.  Society for Southeast Asian Herpetology, Im Sand 3, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany, Gernot.Vogel@t-online.de

Keywords: Dendrelaphis, Dendrelaphis tristis, Dipsas schokari, taxonomy, India, Western Ghats, Sri Lanka.