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Platyceps sindhensis SCHÄTTI, TILLACK, KUCHARZEWSKI, 2014

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPlatyceps sindhensis SCHÄTTI, TILLACK, KUCHARZEWSKI 2014: 361
Zamenis rhodorhachis [sic] – BOULENGER 1893: 398 [partim]
Zamenis ventrimaculatus [sic] – WALL 1914 [partim]
Coluber rhodorachis – MINTON 1966: 121 [partim]
Coluber rhodorachis ladacensis – MERTENS 1969: 60 [partim] 
DistributionSC Pakistan (Sindh: Dadu district)

Type locality: “Gaj River”, Kirthar Range, Sindh, arbitrarily placed in the vicinity of Chhota Kund, Dadu District (see Mertens, 1969: 87), ca. 26°53′N, 67°14′E, ca. 180 m elevation  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: SMF 57306, subad. male, coll. M. G. Konieczny 
Comment 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1969. Die Amphibien und Reptilien West-Pakistans. Stuttgart. Beitr. Naturk. 197: 1-96 - get paper here
  • Minton, S. A. Jr. 1966. A contribution to the herpetology of West Pakistan. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 134: 29-184.
  • Schätti, Beat; Frank Tillack & Christoph Kucharzewski 2014. Platyceps rhodorachis (Jan, 1863) – a study of the racer genus Platyceps Blyth, 1860 east of the Tigris (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae). Vertebrate Zoology 64 (3): 297-405 - get paper here
  • Wall, F. 1914. A popular treatise on the common Indian snakes. Part XXII [Zamenis fasciolatus, Z. ventrimaculatus]. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 23 (1): 34 – 43 - get paper here
 
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