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Emydocephalus szczerbaki DOTSENKO, 2011

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Hydrophiinae), Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymEmydocephalus szczerbaki DOTSENKO 2011 

Type locality: Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Vietnam  
TypesHolotype: NMNHU (also as ZM NMNH) 27, Kiev, Ukraine 
CommentNot listed by WALLACH et al. 2014: 268. 
EtymologyNamed after Nikolai Nikolaevich Szczerbak (1927-1998), Ukrainian herpetologist who was arrested by the NKVD (Secret Police) and imprisoned in the Gulag (1948-1954). See Adler 1999 for more details. 
  • Adler, Kraig 1999. Nikolai Nikolaevich Szczerbak (31 October 1927-27 January 1998). Gekko 1 (1): 36-37
  • Dotsenko I.B. 2011. Emydocephalus szczerbaki sp. n. (Serpentes, Elapidae, Hydrophiinae) ― a new species of the turtleheaded sea snake genus from Vietnam [In Russian]. Zbirnik prats’ zoologichnogo museyu. Kiev. 41: 128-138 [2010]
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