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Tropidonophis parkeri MALNATE & UNDERWOOD, 1988

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Highland keelback 
SynonymTropidonophis parkeri MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 161
Tropidonophis parkeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 751 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Eastern Highlands Province, Waghi River) 1067-2134 m elevation.

Type locality: Waghi River, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea  
TypesHolotype: CAS 139588 
EtymologyNamed after Fred Parker, Indian-born Australian herpetologist. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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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