A New Species of Genus Boiga (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae) from Sri Lanka

V. A. M. P. K. Samarawickrama, V. A. P. Samarawickrama, N. M. Wijesena, Nikolai L. Orlov


A new species of genus Boiga from Sri Lanka is described. According to its morphological characters, Boiga ranawanei is related to B. ceylonensis and B. beddomei and could be combined in one group with the following species: B. ceylonensis, B. beddomei, B. forsteni, and B. barnesi.


Colubrid snakes; Boiga barnesi; B. ceylonensis; B. beddomei; Boiga sp. nov.; Sri Lanka

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30906/1026-2296-2005-12-3-213-222


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