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Leioheterodon geayi (MOCQUARD, 1905)

IUCN Red List - Leioheterodon geayi - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLioheterodon geayi MOCQUARD 1905
Lioheterodon voeltzkowi BOETTGER 1913
Leioheterodon geayi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 331
Leioheterodon geayi — NAGY et al. 2003
Leioheterodon geayi — SCHLÜTER 2013: 19
Leioheterodon geayi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 365 

Type locality: "de la plaine de Fiherena." [Toliara Province, Madagascar].  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1905.0137, a 930 mm male (Geay) 
EtymologyNamed after Martin François Geay (1859-1910), a French pharmacist and natural history collector who worked for the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris during several expeditions, including Madagascar (1907), French Guiana and Venezuela (1908). He collected the snake holotype.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79 - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • GLOS, Julian 2012. Lebensraum Trockenwald – die Menabe-Region im Westen von Madagaskar. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (6): 54-57 - get paper here
  • Hilgartner, R. Raoilison, M. 2005. Freilandbeobachtungen am Madagaskar-Leguan Oplurus cuvieri GRAY, 1831. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (53): 64-69 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1905. Description de deux nouvelles especes de Reptiles. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat., Paris 11: 288-290 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, Uwe 2013. Madagaskarleguane - Lebensweise, Pflege und Fortpflanzung. KUS-Verlag, 88 pp. - 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.
  • Wright, Adam 1995. The Malagasy hognose snakes genus Lioheterodon. Reptilian 3 (3): 7-8
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