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Lycodon ferroni LANZA, 1999

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Ferron’s Asian Wolf Snake 
SynonymLycodon ferroni LANZA 1999
Lycodon ferroni — CORTI 2013
Lycodon ferroni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 393 
DistributionPhilippines (Samar Island)

Type locality: Lungib Ginbagsangan, 12°00’00” N, 124°55’40” E, about 32 km by air NNE of Catbalogan, 40 m elevation [Barrio Kag-toto-Og, Provincia Samara Occidnetal (= western Samar Province)], Samar Island, CE Philippines.  
TypesHolotype: MZUF 36690, Museo Zoologica Unviversità Firenze. Named after Cédric Ferron, the collector of the holotype. 
EtymologyNamed after Cedric Ferron, a French speleologist who collected the snake holotype while on a caving expedition to Samar, Philippines.
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  • Corti, C. 2013. To Benedetto Lanza, 89 yrs, President of the SEH from 1985 to 1993. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (3): 295-303 - get paper here
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  • Janssen HY, Pham CT, Ngo HT, Le MD, Nguyen TQ, Ziegler T 2019. A new species of Lycodon Boie, 1826 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from northern Vietnam. ZooKeys 875: 1-29 - get paper here
  • Lanza,B. 1999. A new species of Lycodon from the Philippines, with a key to the genus (Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae). Tropical Zoology 12: 89-104 - get paper here
  • Nistri, Annamaria 2010. The herpetology collection of the zoology section “La Specola” of the Museo di Storia Naturale dell’Università di Firenze. Museologia Scientifica Memorie 2010 (5): 118-128
  • 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.
  • Weinell, Jeffrey L.; Errol Hooper, Alan E. Leviton, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Illustrated Key to the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 66 (1): 1-49 - get paper here
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