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Spalerosophis dolichospilus (WERNER, 1923)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWerner's Diadem Snake 
SynonymZamenis diadema var. dolichospila WERNER 1923
Coluber diadema dolichospila — WERNER 1929
Spaelosophis diadema dolichospila — SCHMIDT 1930
Coluber Choumowitchi DOMERGUE 1954
Spaelosophis diadema dolichospilus — LANZA 1964
Spalerosophis dolichospilus — PASTEUR 1967
Spalerosophis dolichospilus — SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996: 522
Spalerosophis dolichospilus — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
Spalerosophis dolichospilus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 683 
DistributionMorocco, Western Sahara, N Algeria, N Tunisia

Type locality: Ain Sefra, Algeria Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMW 23418 (m.) 
CommentWerner (1923) originally and erroneously thought that his specimen was from India, but he corrected that in Werner 1929. 
References
  • Barata, Mafalda; Ana Perera, D. James Harris, Arie van der Meijden, Salvador Carranza, Francisco Ceacero, Enrique García-Muñoz, Duarte Gonçalves, Sérgio Henriques, Fátima Jorge, Jonathan C. Marshall, Luis Pedrajas and Pedro Sousa 2011. New observations of amphibians and reptiles in Morocco, with a special emphasis on the eastern region. Herpetological Bulletin (116): 4 - get paper here
  • Damas-Moreira, Isabel, Beatriz Tome, James Harris, Joao P. Maia and Daniele Salvi. 2014. Moroccan herpetofauna: distribution updates. Herpetozoa 27 (1/2): 96-102
  • Domergue, C. 1954. Note sur une nouvelle espèce ophidienne de Tunisie et d’Afrique du Nord: Coluber choumowitchi Domergue. Bull.Soc.Sc.nat.Tunisie 7(1): 37-55
  • Geniez, P.; Mateo, J.A.; Geniez, M. & Pether, J. 2004. The amphibians and reptiles of the Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) and adjacent regions. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 228 pp. [reviewed in Reptilia GB 44: 81]
  • Lanza, B. 1964. Il genere Sphalerosophis e descrizione di una nuova specie (Reptilia, Serpentes). Monit. zool. ital. 72: 47-64.
  • Marx, H. 1959. Review of the colubrid snake genus Spalerosophis. Fieldiana Zoology 39: 347-361. - get paper here
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd  2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - get paper here
  • Pasteur, G. 1967. Un serpent endémique du Maghreb: Sphalerosophis dolichospilus (WERNER), Colubridé. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris (2 sér.), 39 (3): 444-451
  • Schätti, B.; Tillack, F. & Helfenberger, N. 2009. A contribution to Spalerosophis microlepis JAN 1865, with a short review of the genus and a key to the species (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Herpetozoa 22 (3/4): 115-135 - get paper here
  • Schleich, H.H., Kästle,W., Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz, Koenigstein, 627 pp.
  • Sochurek,E. 1979. Die Schlangen Nordafrikas. Mitt. Zool. Ges. Braunau 3 (8/9): 219-226
  • Venchi, Alberto and Roberto Sindaco 2006. Annotated checklist of the reptiles of the Mediterranean countries, with keys to species identification. Part 2 -Snakes (Reptilia, Serpentes). Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale "G. Doria", Genova, XCVIII: 259-364
  • 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.
  • Werner,F. 1923. Neue Schlangen des naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Ann. naturh. Mus. Wien 36: 160-166 - get paper here
  • Werner,F. 1929. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse einer zoologischen Forschungsreise nach Westalgerien und Marokko. Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss. Wien, math.-naturw. kl., Abt. 1, 138; 1-34 - get paper here
 
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