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Eryx whitakeri DAS, 1991

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Erycinae, Erycidae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Whitaker’s sand boa
G: Whitakers Sandboa 
SynonymEryx whitakeri DAS 1991
Gongylophis whitakeri - TOKAR
Eryx whitakeri — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 209
Eryx whitakeri — WHITAKER & CAPTAIN 2004
Eryx whitakeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 290 
DistributionSW India (Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra (Velhe – near Nasrapur, Visapur fort – Pune district) [A. Captain, pers. Comm.])

Type locality: “Mangalore, Karnataka State, India” Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 24810, ZSI 24811 (paratype), ZSI 24813 (paratype), ZSI 22152 (paratype) 
CommentSimilar species: This species has been reported as Eryx conicus.

Map: Das 1991 
References
  • Das I 1991. A new species of Eryx (Boidae: Serpentes: Squamata) from south-western India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 88 (1): 92-97 - get paper here
  • Jones, C. 2004. Sand Boas. Reptilia (GB) (34): 12-23 - get paper here
  • Jones, C. 2004. Sandboas. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (47): 20-30 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Palot, M.J. 2015. A checklist of reptiles of Kerala, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(13): 8010–8022 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Whitaker, Romulus<br />and Ashok Captain 2004. Snakes of India. Draco Books, 500 pp., reprinted 2007 - get paper here
 
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