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Compsophis vinckei (DOMERGUE, 1988)

IUCN Red List - Compsophis vinckei - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymGeodipsas vinckei DOMERGUE 1988: 140
Geodipsas vinckei — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 347
Compsophis (Geodipsas) vinckei — GLAW et al. 2007
Compsophis vinckei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 175 

Type locality: Station de pisciculture de Périnet (Analamazaotra).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1977.0818, male 
CommentHabitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, Michel Vincke. 
  • 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
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw, F.; Nagy, Z.T. & Vences, M. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships and classification of the Malagasy pseudoxyrhophiine snake genera Geodipsas and Compsophis based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa 1517: 53-62 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mercurio, V. & Andreone, F. 2005. Description of a new Geodipsas snake from northern Madagascar (Squamata: Colubridae). Zootaxa 1093: 61-68 - 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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