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Tropidonophis elongatus (JAN, 1865)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Moluccan keelback 
SynonymTropidonotus picturatus var. elongatus JAN 1863: 72 (nom. nud.)
Tropidonotus picturatus var. elongatus JAN 1865: 228
Tropidonotus (Tropidonotus) picturatus — BOULENGER 1893: 215 (part.)
Tropidonotus elongatus — DE ROOIJ 1917: 80
Tropidonotus doriae DE JONG 1927: 301 (part.)
Natrix elongata — DE HAAS 1950: 539
Amphiesma elongata — MALNATE 1960: 50
Tropidonophis elongata — MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 96
Tropidonophis (Alanbrygelus) alanbrygeli HOSER 2012
Tropidonophis (Alanbrygelus) alanbrygeli sammywatsonae HOSER 2012
Tropidonophis (Alanbrygelus) smythi HOSER 2012
Tropidonophis elongatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 750 
DistributionIndonesia (Ambon, Irian Jaya, Ceram = Seram, Ambon, Halmahera, Salawati, Numfoor and Biak; possibly Buru and Obi)

Type locality: Molucca; restricted to Ambon by MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988.  
TypesHolotype: RMNH 1085 
CommentSynonymy after MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • De JONG,J.K. 1927. Reptiles from Dutch New Guinea. Nova Guinea 15 (3): 296-318
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S. - get paper here
  • HAAS, C.P.J. De 1950. Checklist of the snakes of the Indo-Australian archipelago. Treubia 20 (3): 511-625 - get paper here
  • Hoser, R.T. 2012. A review of natricine genera Tropidonophis Jan, 1863 and Amphiesma Duméril, Bibron and Duméril, 1854 (Serpentes: Colubroidae [sic]: Natricinae). Australasian J. Herpetol. 13:35–46. - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1863. Elenco Sistematico degli Ofidi descriti e disegnati per l'Iconografia Generale. Milano, A. Lombardi. vii + 143 pp. - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Enumerazione sistematica degli ofidi appartenenti ai gruppo Potamophilidae. Archive per la Zoologia, l’Anatomia et la Fisiologia 3 (2): 201-265 - get paper here
  • Kaiser, H.; Crother, B.I.; Kelly, C.M.R.; Luiselli, L.; O’Shea, M.; Ota, H.; Passos, P.; Schleip, W.D. & Wüster, W. 2013. Best Practices: In the 21st Century, Taxonomic Decisions in Herpetology are Acceptable Only When Supported by a Body of Evidence and Published via Peer-Review. Herpetological Review 44 (1): 8-23
  • Lang, Ruud de 2013. The snakes of the Moluccas (Maluku), Indonesia. Edition Chimaira, 417 pp. - get paper here
  • Malnate E V; Underwood G 1988. Australasian natricine snakes of the genus Tropidonophis. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA 140 (1) : 59-201 - get paper here
  • Malnate, Edmond V. 1960. Systematic division and evolution of the colubrid snake genus Natrix, with comments on the subfamily Natricinae. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 112 (3): 41-71. - get paper here
  • O'Shea,M. 1996. A Guide to the Snakes of Papua New Guinea. Independent Publishing, Port Moresby, xii + 239 pp. - get paper here
  • 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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