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Dromicodryas bernieri (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBernier's Striped Snake 
SynonymHerpetodryas Bernierii DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 211
Herpetodryas Bernierii — GÜNTHER 1859: 228
Herpetodryas bernieri var. trilineata BOETTGER 1877
Dromicodryas bernieri — BOULENGER 1893: 189
Dromicodryas bernieri ramavali KAUDERN 1922
Liopholidophis pseudolateralis GUIBÉ 1954
Liopholidophis pseudolateralis — KREUTZ 1989
Dromicodryas bernieri — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 339
Dromicodryas bernieri — MERCURIO et al. 2006
Dromicodryas bernieri — SCHLÜTER 2013: 18
Dromicodryas bernieri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 243 
DistributionMadagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé

Type locality: “Madagascar” and “l’Ile de France,” (latter in error fide Brygoo 1983: 38). Restricted to Madagascar fide Boulenger (1896: 190).  
Reproductionoviparous 
Typessyntype: MCZ R-1966 
CommentDromicodryas bernieri is superficially similar to species of Liopholidophis, expecially L. lateralis, but Dromicodryas differs fundamentally from all species of Liopholidophis in head shape and hemipenial morphology (Cadle 1998).

ramavali: Madagascar; syntype: NRM 30233

Type species: Herpetodryas Bernierii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 211 is the type species of the genus Dromicodryas BOULENGER 1893. 
EtymologyNamed after Chevalier Alphonse Charles Joseph Bernier (1802-1858), a naval surgeon and botanist who collected in Madagascar (1831-1834). 
References
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