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Coronella girondica (DAUDIN, 1803)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
SubspeciesCoronella girondica girondica (DAUDIN 1803)
Coronella girondica amaliae (BOETTGER 1881) 
Common NamesE: Southern Smooth Snake
G: Girondische Glattnatter
D: Girondische Gladde Slang 
SynonymColuber girondicus DAUDIN 1803: 432
Coluber meridionalis DAUDIN 1803
Natrix meridionalis (DAUDIN) — MERREM 1820
Coluber riccioli — METAXA 1823
Zamenis riccioli METAXA 1823
Psammophis girondicus (DAUDIN) — BOIE 1826
Coronella meridionalis (DAUDIN) — BOIE 1827
Coluber rubens GACHET 1829
Zacholus girondicus (DAUDIN) — WAGLER 1830
Zamenis riccioli (METAXA) — BONAPARTE 1840
Coronella girundica (DAUDIN) — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 612 (lapsus)
Coronella riccioli (METAXA) — DE BETTA 1857: 191
Coronella girondica — JAN 1866
Coronella laevis var. hispanica BOETTGER 1869
Coronella girondica — BOULENGER 1913
Coronella girondica — MERTENS & MÜLLER 1940
Coronella girondica — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Coronella girondica — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 487

Coronella girondica amaliae BOETTGER 1881
Rhinechis amaliae BOETTGER 1881: 570
Coronella amaliae — BOULENGER 1889 
DistributionSpain, Portugal, Gibraltar, S France, Italy,
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia

Type locality: Bordeaux, France. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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.
 
TypesHolotype, location unknown (not in MNHN), a 520 mm specimen (Rodrigues) [fide V. Wallach, pers. comm.] 
CommentDespite contrary reports probably not present on Sicily (E. Razetti, pers. comm.). Coronella girondica amaliae Boettger 1881 is not recognised by most authors (Saint Girons 1956). 
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