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Stegonotus florensis (DE ROOIJ, 1917)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesFlores Ground Snake 
SynonymLycodon florensis DE ROOIJ 1917: 110
Lycodon florensis — MERTENS 1930
Stegonotus florensis — FORCART 1954
Lycodon florensis — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 138
Stegonotus florensis — LANZA 1999
Stegonotus florensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 685
Stegonotus florensis — KAISER et al. 2018: 46 
DistributionIndonesia (Flores)

Type locality: near Kotting along upper Maumeri river, Flores, Indonesia, elevation 220 m [ca. 8.68°S, 122.19°E].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMA 11080, adult female 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Stegonotus sutteri FORCART 1953 was removed from the synonymy of S. florensis by Kaiser et al. 2018. According to Forcart 1953 Lycodon florensis should be named Stegonotus florensis since the teeth are more Stegonotus than Lycodon-like. This species is known from only 3 specimens. 
Etymology 
References
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • Forcart, L. 1954. Die Taxonomie von Lycodon florensis Rooij und Stegonotus sutteri Forcart (Ophidia, Colubridae). Verh Naturf Ges Basel 65 (1): 7-8.
  • Forcart,L. 1953. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von Sumba, ihre zoogeographischen Beziehungen und Revision der Unterarten von Typhlops polygrammicus. Verh. naturf. Ges. Basel, 64: 356-388
  • Kaiser, Christine M.; Hinrich Kaiser & Mark O'Shea 2018. The taxonomic history of Indo-Papuan groundsnakes, genus Stegonotus Duméril et al., 1854 (Colubridae), with some taxonomic revisions and the designation of a neotype for S. parvus (Meyer, 1874) Zootaxa 4512 (1): 001–073
  • Lang, Ruud de 2012. Snakes of the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 349 pp.
  • Lanza,B. 1999. A new species of Lycodon from the Philippines, with a key to the genus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Tropical Zoology 12: 89-104 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1930. Die Amphibien und Reptilien der Inseln Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa und Flores. Senck. Naturf. Gesell., Frankfurt am Main, Abhandl. 42(3): 117-344.
  • 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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