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Alluaudina mocquardi ANGEL, 1939

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymAlluaudina mocquardi ANGEL 1939
Alluaudina mocquardi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 330
Alluaudina mocquardi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 24 

Type locality: "d'une grotte totalement obscure de la Mananjeba (district d'Ambilobe), Nord de Madagascar."  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1939.0053, a 500 mm male (R. Decary, 23 July 1938). 
CommentFrom its discovery in 1939 to its rediscovery in 1990 only 2 specimens were found.

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Angel,F. 1939. Reptiles et Batrachiens de Madagascar et de Reunion. Description d`un serpent nouveau du genere Alluaudina. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. (2) 11: 536-538
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Domergue, C.A. 1984. Notes sur les serpents de la région malgache 5. Le genre Alluaudina Mocquard, 1894. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris 6 (A-2): 537-549
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Rediscovery of the Malagasy colubrid snake Alluaudina mocquardi Angel 1939. Tropical Zoology 3: 219-223 - 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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