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Platyceps afarensis SCHÄTTI & INEICH, 2004

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPlatyceps afarensis SCHÄTTI & INEICH 2004
Platyceps afarensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 563 
DistributionDjibouti

Type locality: Arta, Djibouti, 11°31'N 42°51'E, approx. 705 m elevation.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2001.650, adult male 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Dorsal scales in 21 rows on anterior part of trunk and at midbody, 251-258 ventrals in males (females unknown), 143-144 subcaudals, and 19 maxillary
teeth. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species is named after the Afar tribe of Djibouti and adjacent regions. 
References
  • Schätti, B. & Ineich, I. 2004. A new racer of the genus Platyceps Blyth from Djibouti. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 111 (4): 685-690 - 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.
 
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