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Lycodon mackinnoni WALL, 1906

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesMackinnon's Wolf Snake 
SynonymLycodon mackinnoni WALL 1906
Ophites mackinnoni — WALL 1923: 614
Lycodon mackinnoni — SMITH 1943: 263
Lycodon mackinnoni — LANZA 1999: 99
Lycodon mackinnoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 395 
DistributionIndia (Uttar Pradesh)

Type locality: “neighbourhood of Mussoorie, Himalayas, at an altitude of 6,100 feet” [= Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh, N India, 30°27’N, 78°04’E, elevation 1900 m].  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.13.81 (and possibly additional specimens). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Lanza,B. 1999. A new species of Lycodon from the Philippines, with a key to the genus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Tropical Zoology 12: 89-104 - get paper here
  • Manhas A., Wanganeo R. R. N., Wanganeo A. 2015. First record of Himalayan Wolf Snake (Lycodon mackinnoni Wall, 1906) in Doda District of lower Himalayas, Jammu and Kashmir, India. World Research Journal Biology of Biological Sciences (Predatory Journal) 1 (1): 002-004
  • Sharma, R. C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS, New Delhi, 292 pp.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Wall,F. 1906. A new Himalayan snake (Lycodon mackinnoni). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 17: 29-30 - get paper here
  • Wall,F. 1923. A Hand-list of the Snakes of the Indian Empire. Part 2. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 29: 598-632 - 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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