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Lytorhynchus maynardi ALCOCK & FINN, 1897

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Maynard's Longnose Sand Snake 
SynonymLytorhynchus maynardi ALCOCK & FINN 1897: 562
Lytorhynchus maynardi — SMITH 1943: 192
Lytorhynchus maynardi — DAS 1996: 57
Lytorhynchus maynardi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 416 
DistributionPakistan, S Afghanistan, Iran (Sistan, Baluchistan: 500-580 m elevation)

Type locality: “Near Robat I, 4500 ft” [= south of Koh Malik-dokhand, by the river Malah Do Kand, Garmser District, Helmand Province, S Afghanistan, ca. 1350 m elevation]  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.1.14.79, ZSI 14223–25 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Leviton 1970: 266 
CommentDistribution: records from Iran are questionable fide Sindaco & Eremchenko 2008: 259. For a map see Sindaco et al. 2013. 
EtymologyNamed after Colonel F. P. Maynard (d. 1921) of the Indian Medical Service, an army physician and a naturalist. 
  • Alcock, A. W. & FINN,F. 1897. An account of the Reptilia collected by Dr. F.P. Maynard, Captain A.H. McMahon, C.I.E., and the members of the Afghan-Baluch Boundary Comission of 1896. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 65: 550-566 [1896] - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Kamali, Kamran 2020. A Field Guide to the Reptiles and Amphibians of Iran. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany ( 574 pp.
  • Leviton A E 1977. A new lytorhynchid snake. JOURNAL OF THE SAUDI ARABIAN NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY (No. 19): 16-25
  • Rajabizadeh, M. 2018. Snakes of Iran. [in Farsi] Tehran: Iranshenasi, 496 pp. [2017 ?] - get paper here
  • RASTEGAR-POUYANI, NASRULLAH; HAJI GHOLI KAMI, MEHDI RAJABZADEH, SOHEILA SHAFIEI AND STEVEN CLEMENT ANDERSON 2008. Annotated Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics 4 (1): 7-30
  • Shafiei, Soheila; Hadi Fahimi, Mohammad Ebrahim Sehhatisabet & Naeim Moradi 2014. Rediscovery of Maynard's Longnose Sand Snake, Lytorhynchus maynardi, with the geographic distribution of the genus Lytorhynchus Peters, 1863 in Iran. Zoology in the Middle East - get paper here
  • Shafiei, Soheila; Hadi Fahimi, Mohammad Ebrahim Sehhatisabet and Naeim Moradi 2015. Rediscovery of Maynard’s Longnose Sand Snake, Lytorhynchus maynardi, with the geographic distribution of the genus Lytorhynchus Peters, 1863 in Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 61 (1): 32 - get paper here
  • Sindaco, R.; Alberto Venchi & Cristina Grieco 2013. The Reptiles of the Western Palearctic, Volume 2: Annotated Checklist and Distributional Atlas of the Snakes of Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, with an Update to Volume 1. Edizioni Belvedere, Latina (Italy), 543 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Tillack, F. & Barts, M. 2007. Lytorhynchus maynardi ALCOCK & FINN. Sauria 29 (3): 2 - get paper here
  • Torki, Farhang 2017. Description of a new species of Lytorhynchus (Squamata: Colubridae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 63 (2): 109, DOI: 10.1080/09397140.2017.1299319 - 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.
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