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Myersophis alpestris TAYLOR, 1963

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Cyclocorinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMyersophis alpestris TAYLOR 1963: 430
Myersophis alpetris — BROWN & ALCALA 1970: 114
Myersophis alpestris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 462 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon)

Type locality: elevation circa 1980 m in mountains near Banaue, Mountain Province, Luzon, Philippines.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: EHT-HMS 3109, lost fide Leviton (1983: 212) 
CommentType species: Myersophis alpestris TAYLOR 1963: 430 is the type species of the genus Myersophis TAYLOR 1963. 
References
  • Brown, Walter C.; Alcala, Angel C. 1970. The zoogeography of the herpetofauna of the Philippine Islands, a fringing archipelago. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 38 (6): 105-130 - get paper here
  • Gojo-Cruz, Paul Henric P. and Leticia E. Afuang 2018. The Zoogeographic Significance of Caraballo Mountain Range, Luzon Island, Philippines With Focus on the Biogeography of Luzon’s Herpetofauna Philippine Journal of Science 147 (3): 393-409 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1963. New and rare oriental serpents. Copeia 1963 (2): 429-433 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Weinell, J. L., & Brown, R. M. 2017. Discovery of an old, archipelago-wide, endemic radiation of Philippine snakes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 119: 144–150 [2018] - get paper here
 
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