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Tropidonophis mcdowelli MALNATE & UNDERWOOD, 1988

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesNorthern New Guinea keelback 
SynonymTropidonophis mcdowelli MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 142
Tropidonotus mairii DE ROOIJ 1917: 79 (part.)
Tropidonophis mcdowelli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 750 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya, Otakwa River), Papua New Guinea (West Sepik Province)

Type locality: Camp III, Otakwa River, Irian Jaya, 2500 feet (767 m). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1913.11.1.100 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Samuel B. Mcdowell, American herpetologist (1928-2014). 
References
  • Crumly, Charles R. 2015. Obituary: Samuel Booker McDowell, Jr. (13 Sept 1928 - 31 Dec 2014) The most important herpetologist you never knew. Herpetological Review 46 (3): 489-493
  • de Rooij, N. DE 1917. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Il. Ophidia. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 334 S.
  • 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. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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