Micrelaps muelleri BOETTGER, 1880
|Higher Taxa||Lamprophiidae, Aparallactinae, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: English common name not available|
|Synonym||Micrelaps muelleri BOETTGER 1880: 137|
Micrelaps muelleri — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947
Micrelaps moelleri — DISI 1985 (fide ZOOLOGICAL RECORD)
Micrelaps muelleri — BISCHOFF & SCHMIDTLER 1997
Micrelaps muelleri — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
|Distribution||Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon|
Type locality: near Jerusalem, Israel. Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Syntype: NMBA 2129, Lectotype: SMF 20349 (catalogue Boettger 9249, MERTENS (1967)|
Taxonomy: BISCHOFF & SCHMIDTLER 1997 classify this species as a member of the family Atractaspididae while most others (like AMR et al. 1997) consider it as a colubrid).
Type species: Micrelaps muelleri BOETTGER 1880 is the type species of the genus Micrelaps BOETTGER 1880.
|Etymology||named after Friedrich Müller (1834-1895), a friend and colleague of G.A. Boulenger, who worked as physician and zoologist in Basel.|