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Aspidura guentheri FERGUSON, 1876

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Günther's Rough-sided Snake 
SynonymAspidura guentheri FERGUSON 1876
Aspidura guentheri — BOULENGER 1893: 312
Aspidura guentheri — WALL 1921: 208
Aspidura guentheri — SMITH 1943: 338
Aspidura guentheri — DAS 1996: 54
Aspidura guentheri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 59 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Coast of the West Province, Ceylon.  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.1.12.16-26 (and possibly additional specimens). 
EtymologyNamed after Albert Günther (1830-1914), German-born zoologist at the British Museum. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1890. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Taylor & Francis, London, xviii, 541 pp. - get paper here
  • Ferguson, W. 1876. Description of a new snake of the genus Aspidura from Ceylon. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1876: 819-820 - get paper here
  • Gans C; Fetcho J R 1982. The Sri Lankan genus Aspidura (Serpentes, Reptilia, Colubridae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 51 (14): 271-316
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Wall, FRANK 1921. Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon. Colombo Mus. (H. R. Cottle, govt. printer), Colombo. xxii, 581 pages - 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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