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Ithycyphus blanci DOMERGUE, 1988

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymIthycyphus (Pseudoithycyphus) blanci DOMERGUE 1988: 138
Ithycyphus blanci — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 342
Ithycyphus blanci — WALLACH et al. 2014: 350 

Type locality: Massif montagneux de Marojezy, vers 300 m d’altitude [elevation]  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1977.0819, male (original description says “MNNP”, apparently a typo) 
CommentBehavior: diurnal

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Pierre Blanc (born 1933), French herpetologist and collector of the type. 
  • 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
  • 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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