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Brygophis coulangesi (DOMERGUE, 1988)

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymPerinetia coulangesi DOMERGUE 1988: 135
Brygophis coulangesi — DOMERGUE & BOUR 1988 (nom. subst.)
Brygophis coulangesi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 340
Brygophis coulangesi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 126 

Type locality: Forêt de Fiherenana, en zone occidentale de la forêt de l'Est à une cinquantaine de km au nord de Périnet, altitude [elevaon] 1000 m.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1977.0817, female 
CommentType species: Perinetia coulangesi DOMERGUE 1988: 135 is the type species of the genus Brygophis DOMERGUE & BOUR 1988. The name Perinetia is pre-occupied by Perinetia Collenette 1936 (Lepidoptera), Perinetia Seyrig 1952 (Hymenoptera), Perinetia Lallemand & Synave 1954 (Homoptera) and others.

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Pierre Coulanges, a French epidemiologist who joined Institut Pasteur de Madagascar (1973) and was Director during a period when plague reappeared in Madagascar.  
  • Andreone F, Raxworthy CJ 1998. The colubrid snake Brygophis coulangesi (Domergue 1988) rediscovered in north-eastern Madagascar. Tropical Zoology 11 (2): 249-257 - get paper here
  • 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 1988. Notes sur les serpents de la region malgache. 8. Colubridae nouveaux. Bulletin du Museum National D'histoire Naturelle SECTION A ZOOLOGIE BIOLOGIE ET ECOLOGIE ANIMALES 10 (1): 135-146
  • Domergue, C.A. & R. BOUR 1989. Brygophis nom nouveau pour Perinetia Domergue, 1988, préemployé (Reptilia, Colubridae). Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat., Paris Sect. A Zool. Biol. Ecol. Anim. 10 (4) (1988): 805-806.
  • 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
  • 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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