Liopholidophis oligolepis GLAW, KUCHARZEWSKI, NAGY, HAWLITSCHEK & VENCES, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Liopholidophis oligolepis?
|Higher Taxa||Lamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Liopholidophis oligolepis GLAW, KUCHARZEWSKI, NAGY, HAWLITSCHEK & VENCES 2013|
|Distribution||NE Madagascar (Marojejy National Park)|
Type locality: Marojejy National Park, near a campsite locally known as "Camp Mantella" (14°26.260'S, 49°46.533'E; 481 m a.s.l.), northeastern Madagascar
|Types||Holotype: ZSM 153/2005 (field number FGZC 2796), probably adult female, collected on 15 February 2005 by F. Glaw, M. Vences & R. D. Randrianiaina.|
|Etymology||The species name oligolepis is derived from the two Greek words, "oligo" meaning "few" and "lepis" meaning "scale," and refers to the very low scale counts of this species (15 dorsal scale rows, 137 ventrals, 54 subcaudals), which are unique among Malagasy snakes. It is used as a noun in apposition.|