Echis megalocephalus CHERLIN, 1990
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||Large-headed Carpet Viper, Cherlin's Saw-scaled Viper|
|Synonym||Echis megalocephalus CHERLIN 1990|
Echis megalocephalus — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 379
Echis megalocephalus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 620
|Distribution||Eritrea (Dahhlah); Indian Ocean Islands|
Type locality: "Ostrov na yuge Krasnovo morya" [Islands in southern Red Sea]. Borkin and Cheriin, 1995, Zool. Zhurnal, Moscow 74:134-136[136, English summary] noted that the type-locality "seems to be restricted to Nokra Island (Dakhlak Archipelago, the Red Sea, Ethiopia)." We interpret this as a clarification of the type-locality, not a restriction in the nomenclatural sense. The type locality could be Hanish el Kebir, 13°45'N, 42°45'E) or one of the Dakhlak islands (UJ). Map legend:
- Type locality.
- 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.
|Types||Holotype: ZISP (ZIL) 19430.1.|
Not listed by WELCH 1994.
Synonymy: Maybe synonymous with E. pyramidum (fide G. Nilson in MCDIARMID et al. 1999).