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Tropidonophis montanus (LIDTH DE JEUDE, 1911)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: North Irian montane keelback 
SynonymTropidonotus montanus LIDTH DE JEUDE 1911: 271
Tropidonotus montanus — WERNER 1924
Natrix polytaenia LAURENT 1948: 3
Natrix montana — DE HAAS 1950: 541
Amphiesma montana — MALNATE 1960: 50
Natrix montana — WOODRUFF 1972
Tropidonophis montanus — MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 148
Tropidonophis montanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 750 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Biwak V., Helwig Gebirge, elevation 1360 m.  
TypesHolotype: RMNH 4704 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
  • HAAS, C.P.J. De 1950. Checklist of the snakes of the Indo-Australian archipelago. Treubia 20 (3): 511-625 - get paper here
  • Laurent,R. 1948. Notes sur quelques reptiles appartenant à la collcetion du Musée Royal d’Histoire Naturelle de Belgique. II. Formes asiatiques et néo-guiéennes. Bull. Mus. Royal d’Histoire Naturelle de Belgique 24 (17): 1-12
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1911. Uitkomsten der Nederlandsche Nieuw-Guinea Expedite in 1907 en 1909. Reptilien (Schlangen). Nova Guinea (Zoologie) 9 (2): 265-287 - get paper here
  • Lidth DE JEUDE, T.W. VAN 1911. Reptilien (Schlangen). Nova Guinea. Résultats de l’expedition scientifique néerlandaise à la Nouvelle Guinée en 1907 sous les auspices de Dr. H.A. Lorenz 9. Leiden (E. J. Brill), pp. 265-287
  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1924. Neue oder wenig bekannte Schlangen aus dem Naturhistorischen Staatsmuseum in Wien. l. Teil. Sitzungsb. Ber. Akad. Wiss., Wien, Abt. l, 133: 29 - 56 - get paper here
  • Woodruff, D.S. 1972. Amphibians and reptiles from Simbai, Bismarck-Schrader Range, New Guinea. Mem. Nat. Mus. Vict. 33: 57-64 - get paper here
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