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Ithycyphus perineti DOMERGUE, 1986

IUCN Red List - Ithycyphus perineti - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymIthycyphus perineti DOMERGUE 1986: 419
Ithycyphus perineti — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 341
Ithycyphus perineti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 351 

Type locality: Analamazotra (Périnet), elevation 900 m  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1982.1226, female 
CommentBehavior: diurnal

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Perinet, a forest reserve in eastern Madagascar. 
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  • Domergue C A 1986. Notes sur les serpentes de la region malgache 6. Le genre Ithycyphus Günther, 1873; description de deux especes nouvelles. Bulletin du Museum National D'histoire Naturelle SECTION A ZOOLOGIE BIOLOGIE ET ECOLOGIE ANIMALES 8 (2): 409-434
  • Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences 2010. Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (4): 214-234 - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - 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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