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Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 1994

IUCN Red List - Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1994
Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 332
Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 610 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: “Ankafana, Betsileo, Madagascar” [= Ankafina].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1882.2.25.65 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Pseudoxyrhopus with 25 dorsal scale rows at midbody, short parietal scales equal in length to frontal, loreal scale almost as high as long, body dark
brown dorsally, supralabials and rostral marked by a contiuous white line. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after its type locality. 
References
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Raxworthy C J. Nussbaum R A. 1994. A review of the madagascan snake genera Pseudoxyrhopus, Pararhadinaea and Heteroliodon (Squamata: Colubridae). MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (182): I-IV + 1-37 - 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.
 
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