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Pseudorabdion taylori LEVITON & BROWN, 1959

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Taylor's Burrowing Snake 
SynonymPseudorabdion taylori LEVITON & BROWN 1959
Pseudorabdion taylori — BROWN, LEVITON & SISON 1999
Pseudorabdion taylori — DORIA & PETRI 2010
Pseudorabdion taylori — WALLACH et al. 2014: 608 
DistributionPhilippines (Mindanao)

Type locality: “Saub, Cotabato Province, Mindanao Island.”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 25749 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Harrison Taylor, 1889-1978 [obituary in Herp Review 10 (2): 47] 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Brown, Rafe M.; Leviton,A.E. & Sison,R.V. 1999. Description of a new species of Pseudorabdion (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Panay Island, Philippines with a revised key to the genus. Asiatic Herpetological Research 8: 07-12 - get paper here
  • Doria, G. & Petri, M. 2010. PSEUDORABDION IN THE MUSEUM OF GENOVA WITH DESCRIPTION OF TWO NEW SPECIES FROM SUMATRA AND A REVISED KEY TO THE GENUS. Annali del Museo Civico di storia naturale “G. Doria” 102: 187-201
  • Leviton,A. E. & W. C. Brown, 1959. A review of the snakes of the genus Pseudorabdion with remarks on the status of the genera Agryophis and Typhlogeophis (Serpentes: Colubridae). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 29: 475-508 - get paper here
  • Pitogo, Kier Mitchel Esimos 2021. Natural history notes on the elusive Taylor’s Burrowing Snake, Pseudorabdion taylori Leviton and Brown 1959, from southern Mindanao, Philippines. Herpetology Notes 14: 759-763
  • 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.
  • Weinell, Jeffrey L.; Errol Hooper, Alan E. Leviton, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Illustrated Key to the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 66 (1): 1-49 - get paper here
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