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Hydrablabes praefrontalis (MOCQUARD, 1890)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mocquard's Small-eyed Snake 
SynonymAblabes periops var. praefrontalis MOCQUARD 1890: 137
Hydrablabes praefrontalis — BOULENGER 1891: 344
Hydrablabes praefrontalis — BOULENGER 1893: 297
Hydrablabes praefrontalis — MANTHEY 1983
Hydrablabes praefrontalis — MALKMUS et al. 2002
Hydrablabes praefrontalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 337 
DistributionMalaysia (Borneo: Sabah),
Indonesia (Kalimantan), Brunei

Type locality: "mont Kina Balu, Bornéo" [=Mt. Kinabalu].  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 1889.0202-0203, one specimen 436 mm (J. Whitehead, 1885) 
CommentSTUEBING & INGER (1991) considered this species as a synonym of H. periops. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1891. Remarks on the herpetological fauna of Mount Kina baloo, North Borneo. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 7: 341-345 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Malkmus, R.; Manthey, U.; Vogel, G. Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Ganther Verlag, Rugell, 404 pp.
  • Manthey,U. 1983. Exkursion am Mt. Kinabalu (4101 m), Nordborneo, Teil 3: Checkliste der Herpetofauna oberhalb 600 m ü. NN. Herpetofauna 5 (23): 20-31 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1890. Recherches sur la faune herpétologique des îles de Bornèo et de Palawan. Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris, 3 (2): 115-168. - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B. 1991. A checklist of the snakes of Borneo. Raffles Bull. Zool. 39(2): 323-362. - get paper here
  • Stuebing, R.B., Inger, R.F. & Lardner, B. 2014. A field guide to the snakes of Borneo, second edition. Natural history Publications (Borneo)
  • 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.
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