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Pararhadinaea melanogaster BOETTGER, 1898

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesPararhadinaea melanogaster marojejyensis DOMERGUE 1984
Pararhadinaea melanogaster melanogaster BOETTGER 1898 
Common NamesMadagascar Burrowing Snake 
SynonymPararhadinaea melanogaster BOETTGER 1898
Rhabdotophis subcaudalis WERNER 1909: 58
Pseudoxyrhopus subcaudalis — BOULENGER 1915
Pararhadinaea melanogaster melanogaster — DOMERGUE 1984
Pararhadinaea melanogaster marojejyensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 334
Pararhadinaea melanogaster — WALLACH et al. 2014: 533

Pararhadinaea melanogaster marojejyensis DOMERGUE 1984
Pararhadinaea melanogaster marojejyensis DOMERGUE 1984
Pararhadinaea melanogaster marojejyensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 334 
DistributionMadagascar (incl. Ankarana and Daraina), Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, 0-150 m elevation.

Type locality: Nossi Bé, Madgascar.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 17885 (formerly 7313,1a)
Holotype: MNHN-RA 1982.1220 [marojejyensis] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Pararhadinaea with a divided nasal, a rectangular-shaped preocular, 2 postoculars, and 5 dark longitudinal lines on the body.
CommentType species: Pararhadinaea melanogaster BOETTGER 1898 is the type species of the genus Pararhadinaea BOETTGER 1898. 
  • ANDREONE F., F. GLAW, R. A. NUSSBAUM, C. J. RAXWORTHY, M. VENCES, and J. E. RANDRIANIRINA 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119–2149
  • Boettger, O. 1898. Katalog der Reptilien-Sammlung im Museum der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Frankfurt/M. 2.Teil (Schlangen). [type catalogue] Frankfurt/M (Gebr. Knauer), i-ix + 1-160. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1915. A list of the snakes of Madagascar, Comoro, Mascarenes and Sychelles. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1915: 369-382 - get paper here
  • Cadle, J. E. 1999. The dentation, systematics, and phylogeny of Pseudoxyrhopus and related genera from Madagascar (Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new species and a new genus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 155 (8): 381-443. - get paper here
  • Domergue C A 1984. Notes sur les serpents de la region malgache 4. Le genre Pararhadinaea Boettger, 1898. Descriptions d'une espece et d'une sous-espece nouvelles. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris 6 (1): 149-157
  • Franzen, Michael; Jones, Julia; Raselimanana, Achille P.; Nagy, Zoltán T.; D'Cruze, Neil; Glaw, Frank; Vences, Miguel, 2009. A new black-bellied snake (Pseudoxyrhophiinae: Liophidium) from western Madagascar, with notes on the genus Pararhadinaea. Amphibia-Reptilia 30 (2): 173-183 - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Labanowski, Robert J. and Andrew J. Lowin 2011. A reptile survey in a dry deciduous forest fragment in northern Madagascar showing new records for the little-known snake Pararhadinaea melanogaster and a range extension for the skink Amphiglossus tanysoma. Herpetology Notes 4: 113-121 - get paper here
  • Raxworthy C J. Nussbaum R A. 1994. A review of the madagascan snake genera Pseudoxyrhopus, Pararhadinaea and Heteroliodon (Squamata: Colubridae). MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (182): I-IV + 1-37 - 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.
  • Werner,F. 1909. Beschreibung neuer Reptilien aus dem Kgl. Naturalienkabinett in Stuttgart. Jahreshefte Ver. vaterl. Naturk. Württ. 65: 55-63 - get paper here
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