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Eirenis aurolineatus (VENZMER, 1919)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymContia collaris var. aurolineata VENZMER 1919: 103
Eirenis aurolineatus — SCHMIDTLER & SCHMIDTLER 1978
Eirenis aurolineatus — SCHMIDTLER 1997
Eirenis (Eirenis) aurolineatus — NAGY et al. 2004
Eirenis aurolineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 257 

Type locality: Bolkar Dagi, Km 75 along the Taurus Rd.
Bozanti-tarsus (S Turkey).  
TypesSyntypes: unlocated (Mahlow et al. 2013). 
CommentApparently not listed in the Zoological Record of 1918-1919. SCHMIDTLER & SCHMIDTLER 1978 give 1917 as the year of description. Closely related to E. modestus cilicius and molecularly nested within E. modestus (NAGY et al. 2004). 
  • Gruber, U. 2009. Die Schlangen Europas, 2. Aufl. Kosmos Naturführer, 266 pp.
  • Mahlow, Kristin; Frank Tillack, Josef Friedrich Schmidtler & Johannes Müller 2013. An annotated checklist, description and key to the dwarf snakes of the genus Eirenis Jan, 1863 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae), with special emphasis on the dentition. Vertebrate Zoology 63 (1): 41–85 - get paper here
  • Nagy, Z.T., J.F. Schmidtler, U. Joger & M. Wink 2003. Systematik der Zwergnattern (Reptilia: Colubridae: Eirenis) und verwandter Gruppen anhand von DNA-Sequenzen und morphologischen Daten. Salamandra 39 (3-4): 149-168 - get paper here
  • Schätti B. & Monsch, P. 2004. Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of Whip snakes (Hierophis Fitzinger) and Zamenis andreana Werner 1917 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 111 (2): 239-256 - get paper here
  • Schmidtler, J.F. 1997. Die Zwergnattern (Eirenis modestus-Komplex) des Antitaurus in Süd-Anatolien und ihre geographischen Beziehungen zur begleitenden Herpetofauna. Salamandra 33 (1): 33-60 - get paper here
  • Schmidtler, J.J. & Schmidtler,J. F. 1978. Eine neue Zwergnatter aus der Türkei; mit einer Übersicht über die Gattung Eirenis (Colubridae,Rept.). Ann. Naturh. Mus. Wien 81: 383-400 - get paper here
  • Schmidtler,J.F. 1993. Zur Systematik und Phylogenie des Eirenis modestus-Komplexes in Süd-Anatolien. Spixiana 16 (1): 79-96 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R.; Alberto Venchi & Cristina Grieco 2013. The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic, Volume 2: Annotated Checklist and Distributional Atlas of the Snakes of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, with an Update to Volume 1. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 543 pp. - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Alberto Venchi, Giuseppe M. Carpaneto, Marco A. Bologna 2000. The Reptiles of Anatolia: a Checklist and Zoogeographical analysis. Biogeographia, 21-2000: 441-554.
  • Venchi, Alberto and Roberto Sindaco 2006. Annotated checklist of the reptiles of the Mediterranean countries, with keys to species identification. Part 2 -Snakes (Reptilia, Serpentes). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "G. Doria", Genova, XCVIII: 259-364
  • Venzmer,G. 1919. Zur Schlangenfauna Süd-Kleinasiens, speziell des cilicischen Taurus. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 83 (11): 95-122
  • 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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