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Lytorhynchus levitoni TORKI, 2017

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLytorhynchus levitoni TORKI 2017 
DistributionSW Iran (Illam)

Type locality: 1200-1400 m a.s.l. on the western slope of the Kabi-Koh mountains, Abdanan region, Illam Province, south- western Iran (33°02’N, 47°18’E). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype. MTD 49319, Adult male, leg. F. Torki on 31.v.2016, The specimen has been marked MTD (Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen, Museum für Tierkunde, Dresden, Germany), where it will be deposited. 
EtymologyThe species name honours Professor Alan E. Leviton for his great contribution to herpetology in the Middle East. 
  • Torki, Farhang 2017. Description of a new species of Lytorhynchus (Squamata: Colubridae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 63 (2): 109, DOI: 10.1080/09397140.2017.1299319 - get paper here
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