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Liophidium chabaudi DOMERGUE, 1984

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLiophidium chabaudi DOMERGUE 1984
Liophidium chabaudi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 337
Liophidium chabaudi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 386 

Type locality: "Village d'Ankorongo, de la région Malgache." [=Toliara Province, southwestern Madagascar].  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1978.2789, a 446 mm female (C.A. Domergue). Paratype MNHN-RA 1978.2788 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Alain G. Chabaud (b. 1923), a French expert on nematodes, now retired. He qualified as a physician in 1947 and later became Professor at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (1960). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cadle, J. E. 1999. The dentation, systematics, and phylogeny of Pseudoxyrhopus and related genera from Madagascar (Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new species and a new genus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 155 (8): 381-443. - get paper here
  • Domergue C A 1984. Notes sur les serpents de la region malgache 3. Description de trois especes nouvelles rapportees au genre Liophidium Boulenger, 1896. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris 5 (4) 1983: 1109-1122
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • 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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