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Pseudorabdion torquatum (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymRabdion torquatum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 119
Pseudorabdion torquatum — JAN 1862
Pseudorhabdion torquatum — LIDTH DE JEUDE 1890
Pseudorabdion torquatum — VOGEL et al. 2016 
DistributionIndonesia (Sulawesi)

Type locality: Macassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 2007.2456, adult male (formerly MNHN-RA 7212A) (SVL 227.0 mm), collected from Macassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia by Dutch naturalists, and donated to MNHN collections by Leiden Museum before 1845, designated by Vogel et al. 2016. 
CommentSynonymy: Boulenger (1894: 329) synonymized torquatum with P. longiceps and this was adopted by most subsequent authors (e.g. by Leviton & Brown 1959, DAVID & VOGEL 1996), until torquatum was resurrected by VOGEL et al. 2016. However, VOGEL et al. 2016 provide no molecular details so the relationship to longiceps remains a bit unclear.

Abundance: probably very rare; only known from the two syntypes.

Similar species: P. longiceps. Both species can be distinguished only by meristic characters (see Diagnosis).

Type species: Rabdion torquatum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854 is the type species of the genus Pseudorabdion JAN 1862.

Original description: VOGEL et al. 2016 present an English translation of the original French description by DUMÉRIL et al. 1854. 
References
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