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Tropidonophis statisticus MALNATE & UNDERWOOD, 1988

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesPNG 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 Sep 2016, Vol. 50, No. 3: 476-485. - 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. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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