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Liophidium trilineatum BOULENGER, 1896

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Madagascar Three-lined Snake 
SynonymLiophidium trilineatum BOULENGER 1896: 599
Liophidium trilineatum — GUIBÉ 1958: 208
Liophidium trilineatum — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 335
Liophidium trilineatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 387 
DistributionSW Madagascar

Type locality: Lac Tsimanampetsotsa, SW Madagascar  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.15.66, 
CommentType species: Liophidium trilineatum BOULENGER 1896: 599 is the type species of the genus Liophidium BOULENGER 1896. 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek prefix lio- meaning smooth + the Greek root ophis or ophid meaning snake. The specific epithet mayottensis means "from Mayotte". 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Guibé ,J. 1958. Les serpents de Madagascar. Memoires de l’Institut Scientifique de Madagascar 12: 189-260
  • 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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