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Lytorhynchus ridgewayi BOULENGER, 1887

IUCN Red List - Lytorhynchus ridgewayi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDerafshi Snake 
SynonymLytorhynchus ridgewayi BOULENGER 1887: 413
Lytorhynchus ridgewayi — BOULENGER 1893: 415
Lytorhynchus ridgewayi var. roseni ELPATJEWSKI & SABANEJEW 1906
Lytorhynchus gabrielis WERNER 1938: 268
Lytorhynchus ridgewayi — SMITH 1943: 190
Lytorhynchus ridgewayi — LEVITON 1959: 456
Lytorhynchus ridgewayi — FRYNTA et al. 1997
Lytorhynchus ridgewayi — ANANJEVA et al. 2006
Lytorhynchus ridgewayi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 416 
DistributionS/SW Turkmenistan, S Uzbekistan, E Iran, W Afghanistan, SW Pakistan

Type locality: Chinkilok, Afghanistan Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.1.14.77-78 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSynonymy after SMITH 1943. 
References
  • Ananjeva, NB, Orlov NL; Khalikov RG; Darevsky IS; Ryabov IS & Barabanov AV 2006. The Reptiles of North Eurasia. Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation Status [this comprises the territory of the former Soviet Union and Mongolia]. Pensoft Series Faunistica 47, 250 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Description of a new snake from Afghanistan. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 20: 413-414 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Frynta,D. et al. 1997. Results of the Czech biological expedition to Iran. Part 1. Notes on the distribution of amphibians and reptiles. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 61: 3-17
  • Leviton A E 1977. A new lytorhynchid snake. JOURNAL OF THE SAUDI ARABIAN NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY (No. 19): 16-25
  • Leviton, Alan E. 1959. Report on a collection of reptiles from Afghanistan. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 29 (12): 445-463 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E. 1959. Systematics and Zoogeography of Philippine Snakes. Unpublished PhD Thesis.
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Wall, F. 1911. Remarks on a snake collection in the Quetta museum. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 20: 1033-1042 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1938. Reptilien aus Iran und Belutschistan. Zool. Anz. 121: 265—271
 
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