Rabdion grovesi AMARASINGHE, VOGEL, MCGUIRE, SIDIK, SUPRIATNA & INEICH, 2015
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Rabdion grovesi?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Calamariinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Groves’ Pointed Snake|
|Synonym||Rabdion grovesi AMARASINGHE, VOGEL, MCGUIRE, SIDIK, SUPRIATNA & INEICH 2015|
|Distribution||Indonesia (South Sulawesi)|
Type locality: Awan Village, Rindingalo, Tana Torja, Province of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, (2°51’20.53"S, 119°48’30.04"E; datum = WGS84; 2150 m elevation.
|Types||Holotype: MZB 2679, Adult male; field number JAM 2885), collected on 10 August 2000 by J. McGuire, R.M. Brown, and M. Williams.|
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a noun in the genitive singular case, honoring professor Colin Peter Groves (Australian National University) for his generous friendship and support of the first author. The dedication that Professor Groves has exhibited to the fields of primatology, biological anthropology, and biogeography, and his regular participation in debates with antievolutionists are highly commendable.|