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Hierophis andreanus (WERNER, 1917)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesAndreas’ Racer 
SynonymZamenis andreanus WERNER 1917
Coluber (s.l.) andreanus — SCHÄTTI & MONSCH 2004
Zamenis andreanus — RASTEGAR-POUYANI et al. 2008
Hierophis andreanus — TORKI 2010
Coluber andreanus — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Hierophis andreanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 325 
DistributionIran (Fars: S Zagros Mountains), NE Iraq

Type locality: Persien (Fars)  
TypesSyntype: ZFMK 31600, further syntype in CAS 
EtymologyApparently named after the collector of the types, Prof. Andreas (University of Göttingen), hence the species should rather be called H. andreasei or H. andreasi. 
  • AUER, M., KHUDUR, F.A., ARARATM, A., HUSSEIN, R.H., AUER, S. & ZÖNNCHEN, F. 2016. Erstnachweis von Hierophis andreanus aus dem Irak Sauria 38 (4): 49-51 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Chefaoui, Rosa M.; Mahboubeh Sadat Hosseinzadeh, Meysam Mashayekhi, Barbod Safaei-Mahroo and Seyed Mahdi Kazemi 2018. Identifying suitable habitats and current conservation status of a rare and elusive reptile in Iran. Amphibia-Reptilia - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh, M. & Rastegar-Pouyani, N. 2009. Two New Records of Reptiles (Reptilia: Squamata) from Southeastern Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology 33: 103-104 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Schätti B. & Monsch, P. 2004. Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of Whip snakes (Hierophis Fitzinger) and Zamenis andreana Werner 1917 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 111 (2): 239-256 - get paper here
  • Schätti, Beat 2001. Morphologie und Verbreitung von Coluber (sensu lato) andreanus (Werner 1917) (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 108 (3): 487-493 - get paper here
  • TORKI, F. 2010. Die Andreas-Zornnatter Hierophis andreanus (WERNER, 1917) im Westen des Iran. Sauria 32 (4): 27-32 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1917. Reptilien aus Persien (Provinz Fars). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 67:191—220. - get paper here
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