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Hemerophis socotrae (GÜNTHER, 1881)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSocotran Racer 
SynonymZamenis socotrae GÜNTHER 1881: 463
Zamenis socotrae — BOULENGER 1893: 408
Coluber socotrae — CORKILL & COCHRANE 1966
Haemorrhois socotrae
Coluber socotrae —SCHÄTTI & WILSON 1986
Zamenis socotrana
Hemerophis socotranus — SCHÄTTI & UTIGER 2001
Hemerophis socotrae — UTIGER et al. 2002
Hemerophis socotrae — RÖSLER & WRANIK 2004
Hemerophis socotrae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 325 
DistributionYemen (Socotra Island, Darsa Island, Samha)

Type locality: Socotra Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.1.14.97-99 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentYear of description has been reported as “1864”.

Type species: Zamenis socotrae GÜNTHER 1881: 463 is the type species of the genus Hemerophis SCHÄTTI & UTIGER 2001. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Corkill, N. L. and Cochrane, J. A. 1966. The snakes of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 62 (3): 475-506 (1965) - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1881. Descriptions of the amphisbaenians and ophidians collected by Prof. J.B. Balfour in the Island of Socotra. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1881: 461-463 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1949. The snakes of Somaliland and the Sokotra islands. Zoologische Verhandelingen 6: 1-115 - get paper here
  • RAZZETTI, EDOARDO; ROBERTO SINDACO, CRISTINA GRIECO, FRANCESCA PELLA, UGO ZILIANI, FABIO PUPIN, ELISA RISERVATO, DANIELE PELLITTERI-ROSA, LUCA BUTIKOFER, AHMED SAEED SULEIMAN, BADAR AWADH AL-ASEILY, CATERINA CARUGATI, ELEONORA BONCOMPAGNI & MAURO FAS 2011. Annotated checklist and distribution of the Socotran Archipelago Herpetofauna (Reptilia). Zootaxa 2826: 1–44 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Wranik, W. 2004. A key and annotated checklist to the reptiles of the Socotra archipelago. Fauna of Arabia 20: 505-534
  • Rösler,H. & Wranik,W. 2000. Beiträge zur Herpetologie der Republik Jemen 6. Erste Übersicht ur Herpetofauna der Insel Darsa (Sokotra-Archipel) (Reptilia: Sauria et Serpentes). Faunist. Abh. Staatl. Mus. Tierkunde, Dresden 22 (7)
  • Rösler, Herbert & Wolfgang Wranik 2006. The reptiles of the Socotra archipelago with special remarks on the slender blind snakes (Leptotyphlopidae: Leptotyphlops). Herpetologica Bonnensis II: 125-128 - get paper here
  • Schätti B; Wilson L D 1986. Coluber Linnaeus. Holarctic racers. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 399: 1-4 - get paper here
  • SCHÄTTI, B. & U. UTIGER 2001. Hemerophis, a new genus for Zamenis socotrana GÜNTHER, and a contribution to the phylogeny of Old World racers, whip snakes and related genera. Rev. Suisse. Zool.108 (4): 919-948 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - get paper here
  • Utiger, Urs, Notker Helfenberger, Beat Schätti, Catherine Schmidt, Markus Ruf and Vincent Ziswiler 2002. Molecular systematics and phylogeny of Old World and New World ratsnakes, Elaphe Auct., and related genera (Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae). Russ. J. Herpetol. 9 (2): 105-124. - 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.
 
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