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Macroprotodon mauritanicus GUICHENOT, 1850

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMacroprotodon mauritanicus GUICHENOT 1850: 22
Macroprotodon cucullatus mauritanicus — BUSACK & MCCOY 1990: 268
Macroprotodon mauritanicus — CARRANZA et al. 2004
Macroprotodon mauritanicus — MONTORI et al. 2005
Macroprotodon mauritanicus — KWET 2010
Macroprotodon mauritanicus — PINYA & CARRETERO 2011
Macroprotodon mauritanicus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 420 
DistributionE Morocco, W/N Algeria, N Tunisia, Balearic Islands, Lampedusa Island (fide WADE 1988).

Type locality: Algeria Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 2172, a 469 mm male, MNHN 1994.2339, a 452 mm female, MNHN 1994.2340, a 487 mm female, and MNHN 1994.2341, a 557 mm male. 
CommentSynonymy mostly after WADE (2001).

Illustration of M. c. brevis in Schlüter (2004). See also literature for M. cucullatus.

CARRANZA et al. (2004) recognizes 4 species of Macroprotodon: M. cucullatus, M. brevis, M. mauritanicus, and M. abubakeri WADE 2001.

Type species: Macroprotodon mauritanicus GUICHENOT 1850: 22 is the type species of the genus Macroprotodon GUICHENOT 1850. 
References
  • Busack S D. & MCCOY C J. 1990. Distribution variation and biology of Macroprotodon cucullatus (Reptilia: Colubridae: Boiginae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum. 59 (4): 261-286.
  • Carranza, S.; E.N. Arnold; E. Wade and S. Fahd 2004. Phylogeography of the false smooth snakes, Macroprotodon (Serpentes, Colubridae): mitochondrial DNA sequences show European populations arrived recently from Northwest Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33 (3): 523-532 - get paper here
  • Guichenot, A. 1850. Histoire naturelle des reptiles et des poissons de l’Algérie. Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie pendant les annees 1840, 1841, 1842. Imprimerie Nationale, Paris, 147 pp. (+ atlas) - get paper here
  • Kwet, A. 2010. Reptilien und Amphibien Europas. Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart, 252 pp.
  • Kwet, Axel & Benny Trapp 2014. Liste der Reptilien Europas. Draco 15 (60): 72-79 - get paper here
  • Montori, Albert; Gustavo A. Llorente, Miguel Ángel Alonso-Zarazaga, Óscar Arribas, Enrique Ayllón, Jaime Bosch, Salvador Carranza, Miguel Ángel Carretero, Pedro Galán, Mario García-París, David James Harris, Javier Lluch, Rafael Márquez, José Antonio 2005. Lista patrón actualizada de la herpetofauna española. Asociación Herpetológica Española, 45 pp.
  • Pinya, Samuel and Miguel A. Carretero. 2011. The Balearic herpetofauna: a species update and review on the evidence. Acta Herpetologica 6 (1): 59-80 - get paper here
  • Silva-Rocha I, Salvi D, Sillero N, Mateo JA, Carretero MA 2015. Snakes on the Balearic Islands: An Invasion Tale with Implications for Native Biodiversity Conservation. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0121026. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121026 - get paper here
  • Wade,E. 1988. Intraspecific variation in the colubrid snake genus Macroprotodon. The Herpetological Journal 1: 237-245
  • 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.
 
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