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Platyceps messanai (SCHÄTTI & LANZA, 1989)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSchätti's Racer 
SynonymColuber messanai SCHÄTTI & LANZA 1989
Platyceps messanai — SCHÄTTI & CHARVET 2003
Platyceps messanai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 565 
DistributionN Somalia (Central Nogal Valley)

Type locality: Wadi Run, Nogal Valley, Somalia. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUF 5468 
CommentKnown only from its holotype (SCHÄTTI & CHARVET 2003). 
References
  • Schätti B; Lanza B 1989. Coluber messanai, a new species of snake from northern Somalia (Reptilia, Serpentes). Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 7 (2): 413-421
  • Schätti, B.; Charvet, C. 2003. Systematics of Platyceps brevis (Boulenger 1895) and related East African racers (Serpentes Colubrinae). Tropical Zoology 16 (1): 93-111 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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