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Pseudalsophis slevini (VAN DENBURGH, 1912)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBanded Galapagos Snake 
SynonymDromicus slevini VAN DENBURGH 1912
Antillophis steindachneri — THOMAS 1997
Pseudalsophis slevini — ZAHER et al. 2009
Antillophis slevini — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Alsophis slevini — URBANSKY 2014
Pseudalsophis slevini — WALLACH et al. 2014: 595 
DistributionGalapagos Archipelago (Dinzón, Fernandina, Isabela, Pinzón;
Ecuador)

Type locality: “Duncan Island, Galapagos Archipelago." [= Dinzón].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 12216, a 323 mm male (J.R. Slevin, 14 Aug. 1906). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: No scale-pits; scales in 19 rows; gastrosteges 170 to 183; urosteges 82 to 104; no longitudinal light stripes Diagnosis.-No scale-pits; scales in 19 rows; gastrosteges 170 to 183; urosteges 82 to 104; no longitudinal light stripes [from VAN DENBURGH 1912] 
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Etymology 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grazziotin, Felipe G.; Hussam Zaher, Robert W. Murphy, Gustavo Scrocchi, Marco A. Benavides, Ya-Ping Zhang and Sandro L. Bonatto 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00393.x - get paper here
  • Thomas, Robert A 1997. Galapagos terrestrial snakes: biogeography and systematics. Herpetological Natural History 5 (1): 19-40
  • Urbansky, D. 2014. Eine Kreuzfahrt zu den Galapagos-Inseln, Teil 1: die westlichen Inseln Isabela und Fernandina. Iguana 27 (1): 23-31
  • Van Denburgh, John 1912. Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, 1905-1906. IV. The snakes of the Galapagos Islands. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 1: 323-374 - 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.
  • Zaher, Hussam; Grazziotin, Felipe Gobbi; Cadle, John E.; Murphy, Robert W.; Moura-Leite, Julio Cesar de; Bonatto, Sandro L 2009. Molecular phylogeny of advanced snakes (Serpentes, Caenophidia) with an emphasis on South American Xenodontines: a revised classification and descriptions of new taxa. Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) 49 (11): 115-153 - get paper here
 
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