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Etheridgeum pulchrum (WERNER, 1924)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSumatra Etheridge Snake 
SynonymPadangia pulchra WERNER 1924: 54
Etheridgeum pulchrum - WALLACH 1988 (nom. subst.)
Etheridgeum pulchrum — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 351
Etheridgeum pulchrum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 290 
DistributionIndonesia (endemic to Sumatra)

Type locality: Padang, Sumatra  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMW 23449, a 143-145 mm (SVL) female (J. Schlid). 
CommentThe generic name “Padangia” is preoccupied by the molluscan genus Padangia BABOR 1900.

Type species: Padangia pulchra WERNER 1924: 54 is the type species of the genus Etheridgeum WALLACH 1988. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “pulcher” = beautiful, handsome, fine, fair. 
References
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • TEYNIÉ, ALEXANDRE; PATRICK DAVID, & ANNEMARIE OHLER 2010. Note on a collection of Amphibians and Reptiles from Western Sumatra (Indonesia), with the description of a new species of the genus Bufo. Zootaxa 2416: 1–43 - 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.
  • Wallach,V. 1988. Status and redescription of the genus Padangia Werner, with comparative visceral data on Collorhabdium Smedley and other genera (Serpentes: Colubridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 9: 61-76 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1924. Neue oder wenig bekannte Schlangen aus dem Naturhistorischen Staatsmuseum in Wien. l. Teil. Sitzungsb. Ber. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Abt. l, 133: 29 - 56 - get paper here
 
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