Boiga philippina

Boiga philippina (Peters, 1867)

Common Names

Philippine Cat Snake (English)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Type Locality

Luzon Island, Philippines; type stored in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria; NMW 23401.

Author(s): Siler, Cameron
Rights holder(s): Siler, Cameron

Distribution

This species has been documented to occur on Luzon Island.  However, field-based identifications for Boiga cynodonBoiga angulata, and Boiga philippina are often confused, and future research should focus on investigating species boundaries for these three species in the Philippines.

Author(s): Siler, Cameron
Rights holder(s): Siler, Cameron

Taxonomy

  • Dipsas philippina Peters, 1867:27 (synonym)
  • Boiga philippina Bauer et al., 1995:71 (synonym)
  • Boiga philipina [sic] Groen, 2008 (synonym)

References

Leviton, A. E. (1970).  Contributions to a review of Philippines snakes, XI. The snakes of the genus Boiga. Philippine Journal of Science. 97, 291-314.