Lycodon synaptor VOGEL & DAVID, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lycodon synaptor?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Boehme’s wolf Snake|
G: Böhmes Wolfszahnnatter
|Synonym||Lycodon synaptor VOGEL & DAVID 2010|
Lycodon synaptor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 396
Type locality: “Tongchuan, Yunnan”, today Dongchuan, 100 km north of Kunming, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China.
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1905.1.30.63 adult female (tail dissected). Collected by the J. Graham Ex- pedition, unknown date.|
Paratype. MNHN 1905.0283, adult female (tail dissected), from “Tongchuan Fu, Chine”, at present Dongchuan, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China. Collected by W. F. H. Rosenberg on 21st July 1905.
|Etymology||“This species is indirectly named in honour of Dr. Wolfgang Böhme. It was always a publicized aim of Wolfgang Böhme to unite professional and amateur herpetologists. We, both authors have always been amateur herpetologists, so it is a delight for us to dignify his ef- forts towards this aim. The specific name synaptor, a noun in apposition, stems from the Greek word “συναψις” meaning “a connection”. In this case, this noun underlines the connection of these two kinds of herpetologists.”|
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