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Langaha alluaudi MOCQUARD, 1901

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Southern Leafnose Snake 
SynonymLangaha alluaudi MOCQUARD 1901
Langaha alluaudi — GUIBÉ 1949
Langaha alluaudi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 340
Langaha alluaudi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 361 
DistributionS/SW Madagascar

Type locality: "Andrahomana, sud de Madagascar."  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1901.0193, a female (collected by M. Alluaud) 
CommentHabitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Alluaud (1861-1949), French entomologist, botanist, and naturalist who came from a wealthy family (his father was President of the Royal Porcelain Factory, Limoges). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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)
  • GUIBE, J. 1949. Revision of the genus Langaha (Ophidia): Sexual dimorphism and its taxonomic consequences. Memoires de l'Institut Scientifique de Madagascar, Serie A.3:147-155
  • Mocquard,F. 1901. Note préliminaire sur une collection de reptiles et de batraciens recueillis par M. Alluaud dans le sud de Madagascar. Bull. Mus. nation. Hist. nat., Paris, 7: 251-256 - 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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