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Dolichophis andreanus (WERNER, 1917)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Andreas’ Racer 
SynonymZamenis andreanus WERNER 1917
Coluber (s.l.) andreanus — SCHÄTTI & MONSCH 2004
Zamenis andreanus — RASTEGAR-POUYANI et al. 2008
Hierophis andreanus — TORKI 2010
Coluber andreanus — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Hierophis andreanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 325
Dolichophis andreanus — RAJABIZADEH et al. 2020 
DistributionIran (Fars: S Zagros Mountains), NE Iraq

Type locality: Persien (Fars)  
TypesSyntypes: ZFMK 31600, CAS 100474 
EtymologyApparently named after the collector of the types, Prof. Andreas (University of Göttingen), hence the species should rather be called H. andreasei or H. andreasi. 
  • AUER, M., KHUDUR, F.A., ARARATM, A., HUSSEIN, R.H., AUER, S. & ZÖNNCHEN, F. 2016. Erstnachweis von Hierophis andreanus aus dem Irak. Sauria 38 (4): 49-51 - 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
  • Chefaoui, Rosa M.; Mahboubeh Sadat Hosseinzadeh, Meysam Mashayekhi, Barbod Safaei-Mahroo and Seyed Mahdi Kazemi 2018. Identifying suitable habitats and current conservation status of a rare and elusive reptile in Iran. Amphibia-Reptilia 39 (3): 355–362 - get paper here
  • Gholamifard, A 2011. Endemism in the reptile fauna of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 7 (1) - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh M, Pyron RA, Nazarov R, Poyarkov NA, Adriaens D, Herrel A. 2020. Additions to the phylogeny of colubrine snakes in Southwestern Asia, with description of a new genus and species (Serpentes: Colubridae: Colubrinae). PeerJ 8:e9016 - get paper here
  • Rajabizadeh, M. & Rastegar-Pouyani, N. 2009. Two New Records of Reptiles (Reptilia: Squamata) from Southeastern Iran. Turkish Journal of Zoology 33: 103-104 - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Schätti B. & Monsch, P. 2004. Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of Whip snakes (Hierophis Fitzinger) and Zamenis andreana Werner 1917 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 111 (2): 239-256 - get paper here
  • Schätti, Beat 2001. Morphologie und Verbreitung von Coluber (sensu lato) andreanus (Werner 1917) (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 108 (3): 487-493 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R.; Alberto Venchi & Cristina Grieco 2013. The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic, Volume 2: Annotated Checklist and Distributional Atlas of the Snakes of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, with an Update to Volume 1. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 543 pp. - get paper here
  • TORKI, F. 2010. Die Andreas-Zornnatter Hierophis andreanus (WERNER, 1917) im Westen des Iran. Sauria 32 (4): 27-32 - 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.
  • Werner, F. 1917. Reptilien aus Persien (Provinz Fars). Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 67:191—220. - get paper here
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