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Pseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus MOCQUARD, 1894

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Pseudoxyrhophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus MOCQUARD 1894: 4
Pseudoxyrhopus dubius MOCQUARD 1904: 305
Pseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 332
Pseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus — GOWER et al. 2012: 117
Pseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 611 
DistributionE Madagascar

Type locality: Betsileo, Madagascar.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1891.24 (dubius: MNHN 1898.7) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Pseudoxyrhopus with 25 rows of dorsal scales at midbody, a loreal scale usually almost as high as long, parietal scales longer than frontal scale, anal plate divided or entire, 199-217 ventral scales, and a red body with 3-5 dark brown dorsal longitudinal lines on body. 
CommentP. trietaeniatus is known only from the holotype. P. dubius is known only from 5 specimens.

Synonymy: RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM synonymized P. dubius with P. tritaeniatus. 
Etymology 
References
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Gower, D.; Garrett, K. & Stafford, P. 2012. Snakes. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY,<br />144 p..
  • Mocquard, F. 1894. Diagnoses de quelques reptiles nouveaux de Madagascar. C.R. Soc. philom. Paris 9: 3-5.
  • Mocquard,M.F. 1904. Description de quelques reptiles et d'un batracien nouveaux de la collection du Muséum. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris 10 (26): 301-309 - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • 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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