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Philothamnus girardi BOCAGE, 1893

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGirard's Green Snake, Annobon Wood Snake 
SynonymPhilothamnus girardi BOCAGE 1893
Philothamnus girardi — BOULENGER 1894: 102
Philothamnus girardi — GÜNTHER 1895: 528
Philothamnus girardi — STERNFELD 1917
Philothamnus semivariegatus girardi — MERTENS 1934
Philothamnus semivariegatus girardi — LOVERIDGE 1958
Philothamnus girardi — TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995: 39
Philothamnus girardi — JESUS et al. 2009 
DistributionAnnobon Island (Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea), Congo (Brazzaville) ?

Type locality: “Anno Bom Island, Guinea” = Annobon = Pagalu (Equatorial Guinea, Gulf of Guinea) 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.
 
TypesSyntype: BMNH 
CommentPossibly occur in the Congo (TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995: 39) 
EtymologyNamed after Albert Girard (1860-1914), a zoologist of the museum of zoology of Lisbon (Rémi Ksas, pers. comm.). 
References
  • Bocage, J.V.B. de 1893. Mammiferos, Aves e Reptis de Ilha de Anno-Bom. J. Sci. Lisboa (2) III: 45-46
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1895. Notice of Reptiles and Batrachians collected in the eastern half of tropical Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 15: 523-529. - get paper here
  • Hughes, B. 1985. Progress on a taxonomic revision of African green tree snakes (Philothamnus spp.). In: Schuchmann, K.L. (ed.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Vertebrates. ZFMK, Bonn, pp. 511-530
  • Jesus, J.; Nagy, Z.; Branch, W.; Wink, M.; Brehm, A. & Harris, D. J. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of African green snakes (genera Philothamnus and Hapsidophrys) from São Tomé, Príncipe and Annobon islands based on mtDNA sequences and comments on their colonization and taxonomy. The Herpetological Journal 19: 41-48 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1958. Revision of five african snake genera. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 119: 1-198 (141) - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1934. Die Inseln-Reptilien, ihre Ausbreitung Variation und Artbildung. Zoologica (Stuttgart) 32: 1-209.
  • Sternfeld,R. 1917. Reptilia und Amphibia. In: Schubotz, H. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition, 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolph Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, [Band] 1, Zoologie, Lieferung 11; S. 407-510. - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1990. Note sur une collection de serpents du Congo avec description d'une espèce nouvelle. Rev. Zool. Afr. (J. Afr. Zool.) 104: 375-383
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995. Les serpents du Congo: liste commentée et clé de détermination. Journal of African Zoology 109 (1): 31-50
 
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