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 first record of Sinomicrurus macclellandi on the Philippines?

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Mario Lutz

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PostSubject: first record of Sinomicrurus macclellandi on the Philippines?   Thu 5 Feb - 11:46

well, few weeks back, we found this specimen, in the mountains of northern Mindoro, Philippines.

my Identification for it would be Sinomicrurus macclellandi ssp. but to my knowledge, it has never been described from the Philippines so far... the species normally occurs in south east asia, including Taiwan but not in the Philippines.

this specimen lacks the dots between the bands (except one), also seem the bands a bit more wide as in Sinomicrurus m. macclellandi...

as Taiwan and Mindoro have the same geological History, it might be possible to found them here as well... but after such a long period of beeing isolated, it could be also an new ssp. ???

any help would be appreciated... (what do you think Wolfgang?)


(ps.: i am still in PNG and might have difficulties to answer time-near, its always difficult to get my laptop online, but i will answer asap)[i]

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