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Tropidonophis hypomelas (GÜNTHER, 1877)

IUCN Red List - Tropidonophis hypomelas - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bismarck keelback 
SynonymTropidonotus hypomelas GÜNTHER 1877: 130
Tropidonotus hypomelas — BOULENGER 1893: 264
Tropidonotus (Macropophis) hypomelas — WERNER 1900: 84
Tropidonotus (Macropophis) hypomelas — WERNER 1925: 47
Natrix hypomelas — HEDIGER 1934: 478
Tropidonophis hypomelas — MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 175
Tropidonophis hypomelas — WALLACH et al. 2014: 750 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago)

Type locality: Duke of York Island, Bismarck Archipelago.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
CommentHas been considered as a synonym of Tropidonophis (Tropidonotus/ Macropophis) dahlii. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1877. On a collection of reptiles and fishes from Duke of York Island, New Ireland, and New Britain. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1877: 127-132 - get paper here
  • Hediger, H. 1934. Beitrag zur Herpetologie und Zoogeographie Neu-Britanniens und einiger umliegender Gebiete. Zool. Jahrb. (Syst.) 65: 441-582
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1900. Die Reptilien und Batrachierfauna des Bismarck Archipels. Mitt. Zool. Samml. Mus. Naturk. Berlin 1 (4): 1-132 - get paper here
  • Werner. F. 1925. Neue oder wenig bekannte Schlangen aus dem Naturhistorischen Staatsmuseum in Wien. II. Teil. Sitzungsb. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Abt. l, 134: 45 - 66 - get paper here
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