ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 11 November 2012
Accepted date: 13 January 2013
Published date: 15 June 2013
Pp. 77–80.

The confirmed record of Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839) from Bangladesh

M.K. Hasan*, M.M. Feeroz, S. Ahmed, A. Ahmed & S. Saha
*Corresponding author. E-mail: mkhasan@ucdavis.edu

Oligodon albocinctus (Cantor, 1839) has been recorded in Assam, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh of India, Nepal, Myanmar and China. Khan (1982, 2010) included this species as common and found in the north and east of Bangladesh. However Sarker & Sarker (1985, 1988) did not include this species in their checklists of the snakes of Bangladesh. The IUCN local red list (2003) included this species as data deficient. Khan (2008) stated that this species was expected to be found in Bangladesh. Kabir et al. (2009) included this species in the Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh based on IUCN Bangladesh (2003). However none of the previous reports were based on a specimen or photographic evidence, hence this is the first confirmed record of Oligodon albocinctus from Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary, Bangladesh, with a specimen and photographs.

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