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Macroprotodon abubakeri WADE, 2001

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymMacroprotodon abubakeri WADE 2001
Macroprotodon abubakeri — CARRANZA et al. 2001
Macroprotodon abubakeri — CARRANZA et al. 2004
Macroprotodon abubakeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 419 
DistributionNE Morocco, NW Algeria

Type locality: “Oran, Algeria.”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1913.7.3.14, a 464 mm male (W. Rothschild and E. Hartert). 
CommentDistribution: For a map see Sindaco et al. 2013. 
EtymologyNamed after M. Aboubakeur Sid-Ahmed, a naturalist from Tlemcen in northwestern Algeria.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Carranza, S.; E.N. Arnold; E. Wade and S. Fahd 2004. Phylogeography of the false smooth snakes, Macroprotodon (Serpentes, Colubridae): mitochondrial DNA sequences show European populations arrived recently from Northwest Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33 (3): 523-532 - get paper here
  • FARAONE, F. P., MELFI, R., DI NICOLA, M. R., GIACALONE, G. & M. LO VALVO 2020. The genetic identity of the only Italian population of the genus Macroprotodon Guichenot, 1850 on the island of Lampedusa, Sicily. Vertebrate Zoology 70 (2): 235–240
  • Martínez del Mármol, Gabriel; D. James Harris, Philippe Geniez, Philip de Pous, and Daniele Salvi 2019. Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 478 pp - get paper here
  • Mediani, Mohamed; José Carlos Brito, Soumia Fahd 2015. Atlas of the amphibians and reptiles of northern Morocco: updated distribution and patterns of habitat selection. Basic and Applied Herpetology 29: - 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
  • Wade, E. 2001. Review of the False Smooth Snake Genus Macroprotodon (Serpentes, Colubridae) in Algeria with a Description of a New Species. Bulletin - Natural History Museum Zoology Series 67 (1): 85-107
  • 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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