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Liophidium apperti DOMERGUE, 1984

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLiophidium apperti DOMERGUE 1984
Liophidium apperti — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 337
Liophidium apperti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 386 

Type locality: "7 km au nord de la petite ville de Befandriana-sud, 2 km, à l'est de la route nationale no 9, Tuléar-Morombe, de la région malgache," [=Toliara Province, southwestern Madagascar].  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1982.0442, a 238 mm male (C.A. Domergue, 17 Nov. 1968) 
EtymologyNamed after Reverend Dr. Otto Appert (1930-2012), a Swiss missionary and amateur naturalist in Madagascar. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cadle, J. E. 1999. The dentation, systematics, and phylogeny of Pseudoxyrhopus and related genera from Madagascar (Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new species and a new genus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 155 (8): 381-443. - get paper here
  • Domergue C A 1984. Notes sur les serpents de la region malgache 3. Description de trois especes nouvelles rapportees au genre Liophidium Boulenger, 1896. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris 5 (4) 1983: 1109-1122
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • 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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