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Ditypophis vivax GÜNTHER, 1881

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae (Amplorhininae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGünther's Racer 
SynonymDitypophis vivax GÜNTHER 1881
Ditypophis vivax — RÖSLER & WRANIK 2004
Ditypophis vivax — SINDACO et al. 2014
Ditypophis vivax — WALLACH et al. 2014: 241 
DistributionSocotra, endemic (Yemen)

Type locality: Socotra  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.4.83 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentType species: Ditypophis vivax GÜNTHER 1881 is the type species of the genus Ditypophis GÜNTHER 1881. 
Etymology 
References
  • 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
  • Günther, A. 1881. Descriptions of the amphisbaenians and ophidians collected by Prof. J.B. Balfour in the Island of Socotra. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 461-463 - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELISA RISERVATO, DANIELE PELLITTERI-ROSA, LUCA BUTIKOFER, AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN, BADAR AWADH AL-ASEILY, CATERINA CARUGATI, ELEONORA BONCOMPAGNI & MAURO FAS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Wranik, W. 2004. A key and annotated checklist to the reptiles of the Socotra archipelago. Fauna of Arabia 20: 505-534
  • 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.
 
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