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Telescopus hoogstraali SCHMIDT & MARX, 1956

IUCN Red List - Telescopus hoogstraali - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTelescopus fallax hoogstraali SCHMIDT & MARX 1956
Telescopus hoogstraali — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
Telescopus hoogstraali — WALLACH et al. 2014: 711 
DistributionS Israel, SW Jordan

Type locality: Wadi el Sheikh, St. Catherine’s Monastery area,
Sinai, elevation about 5000 feet  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 72027 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A Telescopus with scale rows 19, anal plate divided, ventrals in males 214-216, caudals 51-59, three labials entering the eye, loreal broadly entering the eye below the preocular. Head black above and below, body with gray ground color and obscure narrow darker crossbands, venter light with a broad darker median band, punctulate with black [from SCHMIDT & MARX 1956]. 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Bar, Aviad and Guy Haimovitch 2012. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel. Pazbar LTD, 246 pp. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Corkill, N. L. and Cochrane, J. A. 1966. The snakes of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 62 (3): 475-506 (1965) - get paper here
  • Disi, A.M.; Modry, D.; Necas, P. & Rifai, L. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 408 pp.
  • Disi, Ahmad; Zuhair S. Amr, Nashat Hamidan 2014. Diversity, Threats, and Conservation of the Terrestrial and Freshwater Herpetofauna of Jordan . Russ. J. Herpetol. 21 (3): 221-233 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P. & Marx, H. 1956. The herpetology of Sinai. Fieldiana 39 (4): 21-40 - get paper here
  • 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. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Werner, Y.L. 1983. BEHAVIOURAL TRIANGULATION OFTHE HEAD IN THREE BOIGINE SNAKES: POSSIBLE CASES O F MIMICRY. Israel JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 32: 205-228
  • Werner,Y.L. 1988. Herpetofaunal survey of Israel (1950-1985), with comments on Sinai and Jordan and on zoogeographical heterogeneity. in: Yom-Tov,Y. & Tchernov, E. (eds.) The zoogeography of Israel, Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Dordrecht (Netherlands); ISBN 90-6193-650-0
  • Zinner, H. 1977. The status of Telescopus hoogstraali Schmidt and Marx 1956 and the Telescopus fallax Fleischmann 1831 complex (Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae). Journal of Herpetology 11 (2): 207-212. - get paper here
 
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