|Scientific Name:||Oligodon bitorquatus|
|Species Authority:||Boie, 1827|
No taxonomy issues.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Iskandar, D., Jenkins, H., Auliya, M., Inger, R.F. & Lilley, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||García, N. & Bowles, P.|
|Contributor/s:||De Silva, R., Milligan, HT, Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.|
O. bitorquatus is assessed as Least Concern as it is widely distributed in Java and able to tolerate habitat disturbance.
|Range Description:||The species is known from South Sumatra and Java, although records from Sumatra require confirmation. Records from Borneo are considered as erroneous and the record from Sumbawa needs reconfirmation. The species has been recorded from Rajamandala in West Java (M. Auliya pers. obs). Its attitudinal distribution ranges from 300 to 1,200 m. asl.|
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|Population:||The species is considered as common.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||O. bitorquatus has been collected from altitudes between 300 to 1,200 m. asl. in primary, secondary lowland to submontane forests and a number of plantations. It occurs also in disturbed areas (e.g., in town gardens). It feeds primarily on reptile eggs, but also tadpoles. Juveniles have been reported as feeding on insects. The species lays three to four eggs. Oligodon species are terrestrial and crepuscular.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in the protected area of Gede-Pangerango National Park in West Java.|
|Citation:||Iskandar, D., Jenkins, H., Auliya, M., Inger, R.F. & Lilley, R. 2012. Oligodon bitorquatus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 April 2014.|
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