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Rhabdophis barbouri TAYLOR, 1922

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesBarbour's Water Snake 
SynonymTropidonotus crebripunctatus BOULENGER 1893: 262 (non WIEGMANN)
Natrix barbouri TAYLOR 1922: 291 (nomen nov pro T. crebripunctatus)
Macropophis barbouri — MALNATE 1960
Rhabdophis barbouri - MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 195
Rhabdophis barbouri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 633 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon, Mindoro)

Type locality: Balbalan, Kalinga, Luzon.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 61552, was EHT collection No. 939 
CommentSome species of this genus are venomous although we do not have information about this particular species.

Synonymy to crebripunctatus fide TAYLOR 1922: 291. The name Tropidonotus crebripunctatus is preoccupied by T. crebripunctatus WIEGMANN 1835 = Rhabdophis spilogaster (BOIE). 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1946. Thomas Barbour, Herpetologist: 1884-1946. Herpetologica 3 (2): 33-39 - get paper here
  • Malnate E V; Underwood G 1988. Australasian natricine snakes of the genus Tropidonophis. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA 140 (1) : 59-201 - get paper here
  • Malnate, EDMOND V. 1960. Systematic division and evolution of the colubrid snake genus Natrix, with comments on the subfamily Natricinae. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 112 (3): 41-71. - get paper here
  • Taylor, E.H. 1922. The snakes of the Philippine Islands. Manila (Bureau of Printing or Science), Monograph 16: 312 pp. - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1922. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippine Islands, II. Philippine Journal of Science 21: 257-303
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • 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
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