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Ahaetulla farnsworthi MALLIK, SRIKANTHAN, PAL, D’SOUZA, SHANKER & GANESH, 2020

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Ahaetuliinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymAhaetulla farnsworthi MALLIK, SRIKANTHAN, PAL, D’SOUZA, SHANKER & GANESH 2020: 34 
DistributionIndia (SW Karnataka, Western Ghats)

Type locality: Bhadra Tiger Reserve (13.554618 N 75.749851 E) in Central Western Ghats, Peninsular India.  
TypesHolotype. BNHS 3588 (CESS288); adult female; Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Karnataka; Coll. Saunak P. Pal, 2010. Paratypes. BNHS 3589 (CESS066); adult male; Sakleshpur, Karnataka; Coll. Ashok Kumar Mallik, 2010. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A species of Ahaetulla characterised by having short rostral appendage (vs. long in A. oxyrhyncha comb. nov.; A. anomala, A. laudankia; vs. multi-scaled rostral appendage in A. pulverulenta, A. sahyadrensis nom. nov., A. anomala); possessing white ventrolateral stripe (vs. absent in A. pulverulenta, A. sahyadrensis nom. nov.), possessing 6 prediastemal and 11 postdiastemal maxillary teeth (vs. 7 and 9 in A. isabellina comb. nov., vs. 6 and 7 in A. malabarica sp. nov., vs. 6 and 8 in A. borealis sp. nov., vs. 7 and 7 in A. oxyrhyncha comb. nov.); usually green body colouration in both sexes (vs. usually grey-brown in A. sahyadrensis nom. nov., adult females brownish in A. anomala, A. dispar and A. perroteti) (Fig. 17, Table 2, Mallik et al. 2020). 
CommentDistribution: See map in Mallik et al. 2020: 14 (Fig. 4). 
EtymologyDedicated to the physicist Dr. Hubert Farnsworth of the world of Futurama, for his efforts in resurrecting barking snakes from extinction. Name latinized and coined in the genitive singular case. 
  • MALLIK, A. K., SRIKANTHAN, A. N., PAL, S. P., D’SOUZA, P. M., SHANKER, K., & GANESH, S. R. 2020. Disentangling vines: a study of morphological crypsis and genetic divergence in vine snakes (Squamata: Colubridae: Ahaetulla) with the description of five new species from Peninsular India. Zootaxa 4874 (1): 1-62 - get paper here
  • Satish, Ryan 2023. Scavenging of the Sharavathy Vinesnake Ahaetulla farnsworthi (Mallik et al. 2020) by a land snail (Ariophanta sp.). Reptiles & Amphibians 30 (1): e18739 - get paper here
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