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Pseudoxyrhopus kely RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 1994

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPseudoxyrhopus kely RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1994
Pseudoxyrhopus kely — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 331
Pseudoxyrhopus kely — WALLACH et al. 2014: 611 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: Mandena, Tollanaro (Fort DAuphin), Fivondronana, Toliara (Tuléar) Province, Madagascar, 20 m elevation (24°58’ S, 47° 2’ E).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 192021 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Pseudoxyrhopus with 19 rows of dorsal scales at midbody; 8 supralabials; bluntly rounded snout; pink venter, pale collar, and thin dark longitudinal lines on body. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy word “kely” (pronounced “kaylee” = small), referring to its small size (sexual maturity it reached at 180 mm SVL). 
References
  • Cadle, J. E. 1999. The dentation, systematics, and phylogeny of Pseudoxyrhopus and related genera from Madagascar (Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new species and a new genus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 155 (8): 381-443. - get paper here
  • 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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