Liophidium pattoni VIEITES, RATSOAVINA, RANDRIANIAINA, NAGY, GLAW & VENCES, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Liophidium pattoni?
|Higher Taxa||Lamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Liophidium pattoni VIEITES, RATSOAVINA, RANDRIANIAINA, NAGY, GLAW & VENCES 2010|
Liophidium pattoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 387
|Distribution||NE Madagascar (Mahajanga)|
Type locality: a site locally named Angozongahy at the west- ern side of the Makira plateau, within the newly created reserve „Makira Natural Park“, 15°26’13.3’’ S, 49°07’07.0’’ E, 1009 m elevation, district of Mandritsara, region of Soﬁa, province of Mahajanga, northeastern Madagascar.
|Types||Holotype: ZSM 186/2009 (ﬁeld number DRV 5948), adult male, collected on 28 June 2009 by M. Vences, D. R. Vieites, F. M. Ratsoavina & R.-D. Randrianiaina.|
|Etymology||The species is named after Jim Patton, renowned mammalogist who recently developed a special interest in the Malagasy fauna. He and his wife Carol were amazing ﬁeld companions from whom the authors learned a lot and enjoyed their time together during their ﬁeld expeditions to Madagascar.|