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Liopholidophis sexlineatus (GÜNTHER, 1882)

IUCN Red List - Liopholidophis sexlineatus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Six-lined Water Snake 
SynonymDromicus sexlineatus GÜNTHER 1882
Dromicus macrocercus GÜNTHER 1882 (?)
Tropidonotus sexlineatus — BOULENGER 1893: 246
Natrix sexlineatus — BARBOUR 1918: 487
Liopholidophis sexlineatus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 338
Liopholidophis sexlineatus — WERNING & WOLF 2007
Liopholidophis sexlineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 396 
DistributionMadagascar (elevations up to more than 2000 m).

Type locality: “Eastern Betsileo, Madagascar” [= N Fianarantsoa Province, C Madagascar].  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.13.28-30 (and possibly additional specimens). 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1918. Vertebrata from Madagascar. 2. Amphibia and Reptilia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 61 (14): 479-489. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Cadle, John E. 2009. Sexual Dimorphism and Reproductive Biology in the Malagasy Snake Genus Liopholidophis (Lamprophiidae: Pseudoxyrhophiinae) Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 60 (15): 461–502
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw, F.; Nagy, Z.T.; Franzen, M. & Vences, M. 2007. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the pseudoxyrhophiine snake genus Liopholidophis (Reptilia, Colubridae): evolution of its exceptional sexual dimorphism and descriptions of new taxa. Zoologica Scripta 36: 291–300 - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1882. Ninth contribution to the knowledge of the fauna of Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 9: 262-266 - get paper here
  • Rosa, G., Edmonds, D., Lau, I., Andreone, F. & Bergo, P. E. 2012. Liopholidophis sexlineatus diet. Herpetological Review 43: 345-346 - 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.
  • Werning, H. & Wolf, C. 2007. Gebirge und Hochland - Reptilien und Amphibien in einem extremen Lebensraum. Draco 7 (27): 4-27 - get paper here
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