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Rhabdophis akraios DORIA, PETRI, BELLATI, TISO & PISTARINO, 2013

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Singalang Keelback 
SynonymRhabdophis akraios DORIA, PETRI, BELLATI, TISO & PISTARINO 2013 
DistributionIndonesia (Sumatra)

Type locality: Indonesia, Sumatra Island, Province of Sumatera Barat, Mount Singalang  
TypesHolotype: MSNG 55942A; collected VI.1878, O. Beccari. Paratype: MSNG 55942B; Indonesia, Sumatra Island, Province of Sumatera Barat, Mount Singalang; VI.1878, O. Beccari. 
CommentOnly known from 2 specimens (Doria et al. 2013). 
EtymologyThe species is named from ancient greek “akraios” that means “who lives on the heights” as the type locality is a mount. 
  • Doria, Giuliano; Massimo Petri, aDriana Bellati, MiCaela tiso & Erika Pistarino 2013. RHABDOPHIS IN THE MUSEUM OF GENOVA WITH DESCRIPTION AND MOLECULAR ANALYSIS OF A NEW SPECIES FROM SUMATRA (REPTILIA, SERPENTES, COLUBRIDAE, NATRICINAE). Annali del Museo Civico di storia naturale “G. Doria” 105: 139-153
  • ZHU, GUANG-XIANG; YING-YONG WANG,HIROHIKO TAKEUCHI & ER-MI ZHAO 2014. A new species of the genus Rhabdophis Fitzinger, 1843 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Guangdong Province, southern China. Zootaxa 3765 (5): 469–480 - get paper here
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