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Telescopus nigriceps (AHL, 1924)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlack headed snake 
SynonymTarbophis nigriceps AHL 1924: 246
Tarbophis nigriceps — SCHMIDT 1939
Telescopus fallax nigriceps — LEVITON et al. 1992
Telescopus nigriceps — MARTENS 1993
Telescopus nigriceps — VENCHI & SINDACO 2006
Telescopus nigriceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 712
Telescopus nicriceps — BEYHAGHI 2016 (in error) 
DistributionJordan (Werner 1988), C Iraq (Leviton et al. 1992), Syria (Martens 1993), Turkey (Kilis and Sanliurfa provinces; Göçmen et al. 2007), Iran

Type locality: central Mesopotamia  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 23787 
Comment 
References
  • Ahl, E. 1924. Neue Reptilien und Batrachier aus dem zoologischen Museum Berlin. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 90 (A) 5: 246-254
  • Al-Quran, S. 2009. The Herpetofauna of the Southern Jordan. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 6 (4): 385-391 [this journal has a dubious record, see http://goo.gl/81SBPv]
  • Beyhaghi, Parham. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Telescopus nicriceps (Black-headed Cat Snake). Herpetological Review 47 (1): 84
  • Disi, A.M.; Modry, D.; Necas, P. & Rifai, L. 2001. Amphibians and reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 408 pp.
  • Göçmen, B., Nilson, G., Yildiz, M.Z., Arikan, H., Yalçinkaya, D. & Akman, B. 2007. On the Occurrence of the Black Cat Snake, Telescopus nigriceps (Ahl, 1924) (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Southeastern Anatolia, Turkey with some taxonomical comments. North-Western Journal of Zoology 3 (2):81-95 - get paper here
  • Ilgaz, Çetin, Aziz Avci, Yusuf Kumlutas, Ibrahim Baran and Adem Özdemir. 2007. New locality records extended the distribution of Telescopus nigriceps (Ahl, 1924), Black Headed Cat Snake, in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey. Russ. J. Herpetol. 14 (3):207-210 - get paper here
  • Leviton,A.E.; Anderson,S.C.; Adler, K.; Minton,S.A. 1992. Handbook to Middle East Amphibians and Reptiles. SSAR, Oxford, Ohio (Contr. to Herpetol. No. 8), 1-252
  • Martens, H. 1993. Three species of snake new for Syria. Zoology in the Middle East 9: 49-58 - get paper here
  • Nilson, Göran and Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani 2013. The occurence of Telescopus nigriceps (Ahl, 1924) in western Iran, with comments on the genus Telescopus (Serpentes: Colubridae). Zoology in the Middle East 59 (2): 131-135 - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh, M. 2017. Snakes of Iran. [in Farsi] Tehran: Iranshenasi, 496 pp. - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. 1939. Reptiles and amphibians from Southwestern Asia. Publ. Field Mus. nat. Hist., zool. Ser., 24: 49-92 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R.; Serra, G. & Menegon, M. 2006. New data on the Syrian herpetofauna with a newly-recorded species of snake. Zoology of the Middle-East 37: 29-38 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, Roberto; Riccardo Nincheri, Benedetto Lanza 2014. Catalogue of Arabian reptiles in the collections of the “La Specola” Museum, Florence. Scripta Herpetologica. Studies on Amphibians and Reptiles in honour of Benedetto Lanza: pp. 137-164 - 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. 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
 
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