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Tropidonophis statisticus MALNATE & UNDERWOOD, 1988

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: PNG montane keelback 
SynonymTropidonophis statisticus MALNATE & UNDERWOOD 1988: 155
Styporhynchus montanus MCDOWELL 1984: 18
Tropidonophis statistictus — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Tropidonophis statisticus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 751
Tropidonophis cf. statisticus — CLEGG & JOCQUE 2016 
DistributionNew Guinea (Orumba, Eastern Highlands Province),
Indonesia (NE/SE Irian Jaya)

Type locality: Orumba, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 142422 
  • Clegg, Jonathan R. and Merlijn Jocque 2015. The Collection of Snakes Made by Benoît Mys and Jan Swerts in Northern Papua New Guinea in 1982–85. Journal of Herpetology 50 (3): 476-485 [2016] - 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
  • McDowell, S B 1984. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No. 112. The snakes of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. American Museum Novitates (2775): 1-28 - 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
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - 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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