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Compsophis infralineatus (GÜNTHER, 1882)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLined Forest Snake 
SynonymTachymenis infralineatus GÜNTHER 1882: 265
Geodipsas infralineata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 346
Geodipsas infralineata — ZIEGLER et al. 1997
Compsophis (Geodipsas) infralineata — GLAW et al. 2007
Compsophis infralineata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 175 
DistributionMadagascar (Fianarantsoa)

Type locality: “Eastern Betsileo” [Madagascar], [= N Fianarantsoa Prov., cen. Madagascar].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.7.20 (and possibly additional specimens). 
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References
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622
  • Baraud, Lena and John E. Cadle. 2016. Compsophis infralineatus (Lined Forest Snake) Diet. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 142-143
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw, F.; Nagy, Z.T. & Vences, M. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships and classification of the Malagasy pseudoxyrhophiine snake genera Geodipsas and Compsophis based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa 1517: 53-62 - get paper here
  • Guibé ,J. 1958. Les serpents de Madagascar. Memoires de l’Institut Scientifique de Madagascar 12: 189-260
  • Günther,A. 1882. Ninth contribution to the knowledge of the fauna of Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 9: 262-266 - get paper here
  • Mercurio, V. & Andreone, F. 2005. Description of a new Geodipsas snake from northern Madagascar (Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 1093: 61-68 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Ziegler T.; Vences M.; Glaw F.; Böhme W. 1997. Genital morphology and systematics of Geodipsas Boulenger, 1896 (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new genus. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 104 (1): 95-114. - get paper here
 
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