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Iguanognathus werneri BOULENGER, 1898

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Spatula-tooth Snake 
SynonymIguanognathus werneri BOULENGER 1898: 74
Ignanognathus (sic) werneri — VOLZ 1904
Iguanognathus werneri — DE ROOIJ 1917: 50
Iguanognathus werneri — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 358
Iguanognathus werneri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 347 
DistributionIndonesia (endemic to Sumatra)

Type locality: Sumatra  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.6.34 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentType species: Iguanognathus werneri BOULENGER 1898: 74 is the type species of the genus Iguanognathus BOULENGER 1898. 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Dr. Franz Josef Maria Werner (1867-1939), an Austrian explorer, zoologist, and herpetologist who worked at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1898. Description of a new genus of aglyphous colubrine snakes from Sumatra. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 2: 73 - 74 - get paper here
  • David,P. & Vogel, G. 1996. The snakes of Sumatra. An annotated checklist and key with natural history notes. Bücher Kreth, Frankfurt/M.
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S. - get paper here
  • Jackson, K., G. Underwood, E. N. Arnold, and A. H. Savitzky 1999. Hinged teeth in the enigmatic colubrid, Iguanognathus werneri. Copeia 1999 (3): 814-817 - get paper here
  • 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. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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