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Heteroliodon fohy GLAW, VENCES & NUSSBAUM, 2005

IUCN Red List - Heteroliodon fohy - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymHeteroliodon fohy GLAW, VENCES & NUSSBAUM 2005
Heteroliodon fohy — WALLACH et al. 2014: 330 
DistributionMadagascar (Antsiranana)

Type locality: Montagne des Francais, , 12° 19’ 17’’ S, 49° 20’ 12’’E, 170 m elevation, Antsiranana Province, Far Northern Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 548/2000 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy word for “short”, as opposed to the Malagasy word “lava” for “long” (as in its congener H. lava). 
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F.; Vences, M. & Nussbaum, R.A. 2005. A new species of Heteroliodon (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from Montagne des Francais, Far Northern Madagascar. Herpetologica 61 (3): 275-280 - 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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