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Tropidonophis novaeguineae (LIDTH DE JEUDE, 1911)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: New Guinea keelback 
SynonymTropidonotus montanus novae-guineae LIDTH DE JEUDE 1911: 271
Natrix novae-guineae — DE HAAS 1950: 541
Amphiesma novaeguineae — MALNATE 1960: 50
Tropidonophis novaeguineae — MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 130
Tropidonophis novaeguineae trioani HOSER 2012
Tropidonophis novaeguineae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 751 
DistributionIndonesia (Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Alkmaar, Lorentz River, Irian Jaya.  
TypesHolotype: RMNH 4702 
CommentDE HAAS (1950) erroneously gave “British Borneo” as distribution. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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