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








Genus
Tropidonophis

Indo-Australian Keelbacks

Papuanische Kielrückennattern

Asiatisk-Australske Kølsnog

1863 Tropidonophis Jan (type species: Tropidonotus picturatus Schlegel 1837)
1863 Styporhynchus Peters (type species: Styporhynchus truncatus Peters 1863; syn. Malnate & Underwood 1988)
1877 Katophis Macleay (type species: Katophis plumbea Macleay 1877; syn. Malnate & Underwood 1988)
1893 Macropophis Boulenger (type species: Tropidonotus hypomelas Günther 1877; syn. Williams & Wallach 1989)
Contents: 20 species, of which 14 (70.0%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Natrix and, more recently, in Amphiesma.
Distribution: Malay Archipelago, N. and E. Australia.
Reported from: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Western Australia), Indonesia (Ambon, Aru Islands, Bacan, Batanta, Biak, Halmahera, Misool, Morotai, Numfoor, Salawati, Seram, Ternate, Tidore, Waigeo, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke Of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi], d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Misima], Trobriand Islands), Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Calayan, Camiguin Norte], Batan Islands [Batan], Bohol, Camiguin Sur, Catanduanes, Cebu, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Masbate, Mindanao, Mindoro, Negros, Pan de Azucar, Panay, Polillo). Samar, Sicogon, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Basilan]).

Tropidonophis aenigmaticus

East Papuan Keelback

Ostpapuanische Kielnatter

Østpapuansk Kølsnog

1988 Tropidonophis aenigmaticus Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough, Normanby], Eastern New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago [Misima], Trobriand Islands).


Tropidonophis dahlii

New Britain Keelback

New-Britain-Kielnatter

New Britain-kølsnog

1899 Tropidonotus Dahlii Werner
Tropidonophis dahlii Malnate & Underwood 1988
1925 Tropidonotus melanocephalus Werner (Malnate & Underwood 1988)
Macropophis melanocephala Malnate 1960

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago: New Britain).


Tropidonophis dendrophiops

Mindanao Keelback, (Spotted Water Snake)

Mindanao-Kielnatter

Mindanao-kølsnog

1883 Tropidonotus dendrophiops Günther
Natrix dendrophiops Taylor 1922
Macropophis dendrophiops Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis dendrophiops Malnate & Underwood 1988

Remarks: Previously included negrosensis and Rhabdophis barbouri.
Distribution: Philippines (Bohol, Camiguin Sur, Dinagat, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Siquijor, Sulu Islands [Basilan]).


Tropidonophis dolasii

d'Entrecasteaux Islands Keelback

Entrecasteaux-Kielnatter

Entrecasteaux-kølsnog

2004 Tropidonophis dolasii Kraus & Allison

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Fergusson, Goodenough]).


Tropidonophis doriae

Barred Keelback

Gebänderte Kielnatter

Båndet Kølsnog

1897 Tropidonotus doriae Boulenger
Natrix doriae Barbour 1912
Amphiesma doriae Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis doriae Malnate & Underwood 1988
2012 Tropidonophis dikkoriae desburkei Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)

Distribution: Indonesia (Aru Islands, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis elongatus

Moluccan Keelback

Molukkanische Kielnatter

Molukkansk Kølsnog

1865 Tropidonotus picturatus var. elongatus Jan
Tropidonotus elongatus Jan 1864
Natrix elongata Barbour 1912
Amphiesma elongata Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis elongatus Malnate & Underwood 1988
2012 Tropidonophis alanbrygeli Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)
2012 Tropidonophis alanbrygeli sammywatsonae Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)
2012 Tropidonophis smythi Hoser (Kaiser, Crother, Kelly, Luiselli, O'Shea, Ota, Passos, Schleip & Wüster 2013)

Distribution: Indonesia (Ambon, Biak, Halmahera, Numfoor, Salawati, Seram, Western New Guinea).


Tropidonophis halmahericus

Red-spotted Keelback, Halmahera Keelback

Rotflecken-Kielnatter

Rødplettet Kølsnog

1895 Tropidonotus (Macropophis) halmahericus Boettger
Natrix halmaherica Barbour 1912
Macropophis halmaherica Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis halmahericus Malnate & Underwood 1988

Remarks: Records from Salawati (Haas 1950) refer to elongatus and multiscutellatus (Malnate & Underwood 1988).
Distribution: Indonesia (Bacan, Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore).


Tropidonophis hypomelas

Bismarck Keelback

Bismarck-Kielnatter

Bismarck-kølsnog

1877 Tropidonotus hypomelas Günther
Natrix hypomelas Barbour 1912
Macropophis hypomela [sic] Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis hypomelas Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago [Duke Of York, New Britain, New Ireland, Umboi]).


Tropidonophis mairii

Australian Keelback, Australian Freshwater Snake, (Mair's Keelback)

Australische Kielnatter

Australsk Kølsnog

1841 Tropidonotus mairii Gray
Natrix mairii Barbour 1912
Amphiesma mairii Malnate 1960
Styporhynchus mairii Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983
Tropidonophis mairii Malnate & Underwood 1988
1842 Tropidonotus australis Gray (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1854 Tropidonotus semicinctus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril [part?] (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1877 Katophis plumbea Macleay (Shea 1990)
Tropidonophis mairii plumbea Shea 1990
1884 Tropidonotus angusticeps Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
Styporhynchus angusticeps Wells & Wellington 1984
Katophis angusticeps Wells & Wellington 1985
1885 Tropidonotus ater Macleay (Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983)
1988 Tropidonophis mairii brongersmai Malnate & Underwood (Shea 1990; Iskandar & Colijn 2001)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island, Torres Strait Islands], Western Australia), Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis mairii
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Tropidonophis mcdowelli

Northern Papuan Keelback

Nordpapuanische Kielnatter

Nordpapuansk Kølsnog

1988 Tropidonophis mcdowelli Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis montanus

North Irian Montane Keelback, (Mountain Keelback)

Westpapuanische Gebirgs-Kielnatter

Vestpapuansk Bjergkølsnog

1911 Tropidonotus montanus Lidth de Jeude
Natrix montana Barbour 1912
Amphiesma montana Malnate 1960
Styporhynchus montanus McDowell 1984
Tropidonophis montanus Malnate & Underwood 1988
1948 Natrix polytaenia Laurent (Malnate & Underwood 1988)

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea).


Tropidonophis multiscutellatus

Papuan Many-scaled Keelback

Papuanische Vielschuppige Kielnatter

Papuansk Mangeskællet Kølsnog

1948 Natrix mairii multiscutellata Brongersma
Styporhynchus multiscutellatus McDowell 1984
Tropidonophis multiscutellatus Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Indonesia (Batanta, Biak, Numfoor, Salawati, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis negrosensis

Negros Spotted Keelback, Negros Spotted Water Snake

Negros-Kielnatter

Negros-kølsnog

1917 Natrix dendrophiops negrosensis Taylor
Macropophis dendrophiops negrosensis Welch 1988
Tropidonophis negrosensis Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Philippines (Cebu, Masbate, Mindoro, Negros, Pan de Azucar, Panay, Sicogon).


Tropidonophis novaeguineae

Common Papuan Keelback

Gewöhnliche Papuanische Kielnatter

Almindelig Papuansk Kølsnog

1911 Tropidonotus novae-guineae Lidth de Jeude
Natrix novaeguineae Barbour 1912
Amphiesma novaeguineae Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis novaeguineae Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Indonesia (Misool, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis parkeri

Highland Keelback

Papuanische Hochland-Kielnatter

Papuansk Højlands-kølsnog

1988 Tropidonophis parkeri Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis picturatus

Papuan Painted Keelback, (Painted Keelback)

Papuanische Gemalte Kielnatter

Papuansk Malet Kølsnog

1837 Tropidonotus picturatus Schlegel
Natrix picturata Barbour 1912
Amphiesma picturata Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis picturatus Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Indonesia (Misool, Salawati, Waigeo, Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis punctiventris

Spot-bellied Keelback, Speckle-bellied Keelback

Bauchflecken-Kielnatter

Bugplettet Kølsnog

1895 Tropidonotus punctiventris Boettger
Natrix punctiventris Barbour 1912
Amphiesma punctiventris Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis punctiventris Malnate & Underwood 1988

Distribution: Indonesia (Halmahera).


Tropidonophis spilogaster

Northern Philippine Keelback, (Boie's Keelback)

Nordphilippinische Kielnatter

Nordfilippinsk Kølsnog

1827 Tropidonotus spilogaster Boie
Natrix spilogaster Griffin 1911
Rhabdophis spilogaster Malnate 1960
Tropidonophis spilogaster Deepak, Cooper, Poyarkov, Kraus, Burin, Das, Narayanan, Streicher, Smith & Gower 2022
1834 Tropidonotus crebripunctatus Wiegmann (Golay & al. 1993)

Remarks: A record from Lubang was based on a misidentification (Brown, Rico & Afuang 2009).
Distribution: Philippines (Babuyan Islands [Calayan, Camiguin Norte], Batan Islands [Batan], Catanduanes, Luzon, Polillo).


Tropidonophis statisticus

Papuan Montane Keelback

Ostpapuanische Gebirgs-Kielnatter

Østpapuansk Bjergkølsnog

1988 Tropidonophis statisticus Malnate & Underwood

Distribution: Indonesia (Western New Guinea), Papua New Guinea (d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Goodenough], Eastern New Guinea).


Tropidonophis truncatus

Halmahera Keelback, Truncated Keelback

Halmahera-Kielnatter

Halmahera-kølsnog

1863 Styporhynchus truncatus Peters
Tropidonophis truncatus Boulenger 1893
Natrix truncata Barbour 1912
Amphiesma truncata Malnate 1960

Distribution: Indonesia (Bacan, Halmahera, Morotai, Salawati, Ternate, Tidore, Western New Guinea).