You are here » home advanced search Phisalixella tulearensis

Phisalixella tulearensis (DOMERGUE, 1995)

IUCN Red List - Phisalixella tulearensis - Least Concern, LC

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phisalixella tulearensis?

Add your own observation of
Phisalixella tulearensis »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymStenophis (Phisalixella) tulearensis DOMERGUE 1995
Phisalixella tulearensis — NAGY et al. 2010 
DistributionMadagascar (forêt de Ankarafantsika, région de Tulear)

Type locality: Ampijoroa  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1988.0319 (wrongly given in the original description as 1988.379, I. Ineich, pers. comm. 30 Aug 2018) 
DiagnosisRe-diagnosis of Phisalixella tulearensis (Domergue, 1995): The species was described from western and south-western Madagascar. Exact distribution is unknown, probably between Ankarafantsika and Toliara according Domergue (1995). In its external morphology P. tulearensis is similar to P. variabilis, both in mensural and meristic features. The only known character differentiating these two species is the higher number of ventral scales in P. tulearensis (257–278 vs. 244–264 in P. variabilis) [from NAGY et al.2 010]. 
CommentSynonymy: VENCES et al. 2004 synonymized Stenophis (Phisalixella) tulearensis DOMERGUE 1994 with Stenophis variabilis (now Phisalixella variabilis). NAGY et al. 2010 revalidated tulearensis. WALLACH et al. 2014: 675 maintain tulearensis as synonym of Stenophis variabilis. 
Etymology 
References
  • Domergue, C. A. 1995. Serpents de Madagascar: Note liminaire sur des espèces nouvelles du genre Stenophis Boulenger, 1896 (Colubridae: Boiginae). Archives de l'Institut Pasteur de Madagascar 61 (2): 121-122 [1994]
  • Nagy, Z. T., Glaw, F. & Vences, M. 2010. Systematics of the snake genera Stenophis and Lycodryas from Madagascar and the Comoros. Zoologica Scripta 39, 426–435 - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator