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Eristicophis macmahoni ALCOCK & FINN, 1897

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: McMahons Desert Viper, Asian sand viper
G: McMahon-Viper 
SynonymEristicophis macmahonii ALCOCK & FINN 1897: 564
Eristicophis mcmahoni — WALL 1911: 1042
Eristicophis macmahoni — SMITH 1943: 493
Eristicophis macmahoni — WELCH 1994: 63
Eristicophis macmahonii— MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 382
Eristicophis macmahoni — PHELPS 2010 
DistributionE Iran, S Afghanistan, W Pakistan

Type locality: Amirchah, 3300 feet elevation; Zeh, 2500 feet elevation; Drana Koh; Robat I., 4300 feet elevation. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
 
Typessyntypes: ZSI 14179–84 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyEtymology: named after Captain McMahon, C.I.E., British Commissioner, who helped with collecting specimens. 
References
  • Alcock, A. W. & FINN,F. 1897. An account of the Reptilia collected by Dr. F.P. Maynard, Captain A.H. McMahon, C.I.E., and the members of the Afghan-Baluch Boundary Comission of 1896. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 65: 550-566 [1896] - get paper here
  • Blanford, W.T. 1897. [Two examples of a new viper]. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1897: 295 - get paper here
  • BODSON, Liliane 2012. Introduction au système de nomination des serpents en grec ancien : l'ophionyme dipsas et ses synonymes. Anthropozoologica 47 (1): 73–155 - get paper here
  • Herrmann,H. W.; Joger,U.; Lenk,P. & Wink,M. 1999. Morphological and molecular phylogenies of viperines: conflicting evidence?. Kaupia (Darmstadt) (8): 21-30 - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 1983. Venomous terrestrial snakes of Pakistan The Snake 15 (2): 101-105.
  • Khan, M.S. 2002. Die Schlangen Pakistans [English edition as “A Guide to the snakes of Pakistan”]. Edition Chimaira (Frankfurt am Main), 265 pp. [review in HR 34: 400, Russ J Herp 12: 79] - get paper here
  • Mallow, D. Ludwig, D. & Nilson, G. 2003. True Vipers: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. Krieger, Malabar, Florida, 410 pp. [review in HR 35: 200, Reptilia 35: 74]
  • Marx, H. & G.B. RABB 1965. Relationships and zoogeography of the viperine snakes (Family Viperidae). Fieldiana: Zoology 44 (21): 161-206 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT A 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics4 (1): 7-30
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Wall, F. 1906. The poisonous snakes of India and how to recognize them, Part II. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 299-334 - get paper here
  • Wall, F. 1911. Remarks on a snake collection in the Quetta museum. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 20: 1033-1042 - get paper here
 
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