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Atractaspis andersonii BOULENGER, 1905

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Atractaspidinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesArabian Small-Scaled Burrowing Asp 
SynonymAtractaspis andersonii BOULENGER 1905: 180
Melanelaps mcphersoni WALL 1906: 27
Atractaspis microlepidota andersonii — CORKILL & COCHRANE 1966
Atractaspis microlepidota andersonii — VAN DER KOOIJ 2001
Atractaspis andersonii — DAVID & VOGEL 2010
Atractaspis andersonii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 63 
DistributionSW Arabia, Oman (Joger 1983), Yemen

Type locality: El Kubar, near Aden, [13°45'N, 44°45' E, elevation 1350 m] Map legend:
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NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.18.14-18 and BMNH 1946.1.18.21 

Synonymy: This species has been previously synonymized with A. microlepidota (WILLIAMS & WALLACH 1989). 
  • Arnold E N 1980. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. JOURNAL OF OMAN STUDIES SPECIAL REPORT (No. 2): 273-332 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1905. Descriptions of three new snakes discovered in South Arabia by Mr. G.W. Bury. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) xvi: 178-180 - get paper here
  • Corkill, N. L. and Cochrane, J. A. 1966. The snakes of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 62 (3): 475-506 (1965) - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel,G. 2010. Venomous Snakes of Europe, Northern, Central and Western Asia (TERRALOG 16) (English and German Edition). Edition Chimaira, Terralog 16, 160 pp. - get paper here
  • Gebhart, J. 2013. Oman, quer durch`s Weihrauchland - ein Reisetagebuch  L@CERTIDAE (Eidechsen Online) 2013 [8]: 142-159 - get paper here
  • Joger U 1983. Book Review: Harding & Welch, Venomous snakes of the world, Pergamon Press, 1980. Salamandra 19 (1-2): 99-102 - get paper here
  • van der Kooij, Jeroen 2001. The herpetofauna of the Sultanate of Oman: Part 4: The terrestrial snakes. Podarcis 2 (2): 54-64
  • Wall, F. 1906. The poisonous snakes of India and how to recognize them, Part I. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 51-72 [correction on p. 995] - get paper here
  • Wall, F. 1907. Suppression of Melanelaps mcphersoni. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 995 - get paper here
  • Wall, F. 1907. Snake-bite inflicted by Melanelaps mcphersoni. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 807-808 - get paper here
  • Wall,F. 1906. A new snake (Melanelaps mcphersoni) from the Andean Hinterland. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 27-29 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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