||Hebius beddomei (Günther, 1875)
Amphiesma beddomei (Günther, 1875)
Natrix beddomei (Günther, 1875)
Tropidonotus beddomei Günther, 1875
||Guo, P., Zhu, F., Liu, Q., Zhang, L., Li, J.X., Huang, Y.Y. and Pyron, R.A. 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873(4): 425–440.
||Hebius [Amphiesma] beddomei was described by Beddome in 1863 as Spilotes vittatus based on specimens collected from Nilgiri Hills, Western Ghats (Smith 1943). Günther (1864) moved it to the genus Tropidonotus and provided the replacement name Tropidonotus beddomei because vittatus was preoccupied in Tropidonotus by Tropidonotus vittatus Boie, 1827.
A phylogenetic analysis of the Amphiesma group has shown them to consist of three distinct, monophyletic lineages with strong support. Amphiesma is monotypic and all the remaining species are moved to Herpetoreas or Hebius. This species has been provisionally placed under Hebius (Guo et al. 2014).
This is an amended assessment to account for the taxonomic change.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Srinivasulu, C., Srinivasulu, B., Vijayakumar, S.P., Jose, J. & Kulkarni, N.U.
||Bowles, P., Deepak, V., Thakur, S. & Molur, S.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its occurrence in a number of protected areas, because it is tolerant of a degree of habitat modification, and because known threats are thought to be localized.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2013 – Least Concern (LC)
|Range Description:||Hebius beddomei is endemic to the Western Ghats of India, from south of Mahabaleshwar, Satara District, Maharashtra to Bonacaud Estate, Kerala (Smith 1943, Whitaker and Captain 2004, S.P. Vijayakumar pers. obs.). It is found at elevations between 60 and 1,000 m asl.|
India (Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu)
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||60|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||1000|
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