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Laticauda saintgironsi COGGER & HEATWOLE, 2006

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Higher TaxaElapidae (Laticaudinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLaticauda saintgironsi COGGER & HEATWOLE 2006
Laticauda colubrina — SCHNEIDER 1799 (part.)
Platurus laticaudatus var. B. — GÜNTHER 1858 (part.)
Platurus colubrinus — BOULENGER 1896: 309 (part.)
Laticauda saintgironsi — HEATWOLE et al. 2005
Laticauda saintgironsi — LIVIGNI 2013: 310, 357
Laticauda saintgironsi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 365 
DistributionIndian Ocean: New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands; single specimens have been reported from New Zealand, and the Caroline Islands.

Type locality: Porc-épic Island, Le Lagon, near Noumea, New Caledonia.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 2013.1032 (formerly AMS R162999), adult male; paratypes: AMS (Australian Museum Sydney) 

Synonymy after HEATWOLE et al 2005.

Laticauda saintgironsi consists of populations of L. colubrina s.l. found around the coast and in the coastal waters of the main island of New Caledonia.

Habitat: marine.

Distribution: Not in India fide I. Das (pers. comm., 22 Dec 2011). See maps in Gherghel et al. 2016, Heatwole et al. 2017. 
EtymologyNamed after the late Dr Hubert Saint Girons, whose many outstanding contributions to international herpetology ranged across disciplines and continents. In order for Future workers to clearly identify the patronym, the name saintgironsi is formed directly from the modern personal name as a noun in the genitive case. 
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  • Bech, N., Foucart, T., Fauvel, T., Brischoux, F., Bouchon, D. and Bonnet, X. 2016. Phenotypic variation contrasts with genetic homogeneity across scattered sea snake colonies. Journal of Biogeography, doi: 10.1111/jbi.12735 - get paper here
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, Harold G. & Heatwole, Harold F. 2006. Laticauda frontalis (de Vis, 1905) and Laticauda saintgironsi n. sp. from Vanuatu and New Caledonia (Serpentes: Elapidae: Laticaudinae) - a new lineage of sea kraits? Rec. Austral. Mus. 58 (2): 245-256 - get paper here
  • Gherghel I, Papeş M, Brischoux F, Sahlean T, Strugariu A 2016. A revision of the distribution of sea kraits (Reptilia, Laticauda) with an updated occurrence dataset for ecological and conservation research. ZooKeys 569: 135-148, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.569.6975 - get paper here
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