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Thamnosophis martae (GLAW, FRANZEN & VENCES, 2005)

IUCN Red List - Thamnosophis martae - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiopholidophis martae GLAW, FRANZEN & VENCES 2005
Bibilava martae — GLAW et al. 2007
Thamnosophis martae — CADLE & INEICH 2008
Thamnosophis martae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 727 
DistributionN Madagascar (Antsiranana)

Type locality: Montagne des Francais (12°19'34''E, 49°20'09'') ca 300 m elevation, Antsiranana Prov. N Madagascar, Distr. Montagne des Francais  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 253/2004 
Diagnosis 
CommentL. martae belongs to the L. stumpffi group and is characterized by 19 dorsal rows, 185 ventrals, 109 subcaudals, and colouration (lack of well defined, continuous light dorsal stripes, presence of extensive dark spots and stripes on venter, postocular bar extends diagonally across the ultimate supralabial). 
EtymologyNamed after Marta Puente Molins “in recognition of her invaluable help in the field.” 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cadle, John E.; Ineich, Ivan. 2008. Nomenclatural status of the Malagasy snake genus Bibilava Glaw, Nagy, Franzen, and Vences, 2007: Resurrection of Thamnosophis Jan and designation of a lectotype for Leptophis lateralis Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril (Serpentes: Colubridae). Herpetological Review 39 (3):285-288 - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - get paper here
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54
  • Glaw, F., M. Franzen & M. Vences 2005. A new species of colubrid snake (Liopholidophis) from northern Madagascar. Salamandra 41 (1-2): 83-90 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F.; Nagy, Z.T.; Franzen, M. & Vences, M. 2007. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the pseudoxyrhophiine snake genus Liopholidophis (Reptilia, Colubridae): evolution of its exceptional sexual dimorphism and descriptions of new taxa. Zoologica Scripta 36: 291–300
  • 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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