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Myersophis alpestris TAYLOR, 1963

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Higher TaxaCyclocoridae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Myers’ Mountain Snake 
SynonymMyersophis alpestris TAYLOR 1963: 430
Myersophis alpetris — BROWN & ALCALA 1970: 114
Myersophis alpestris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 462
Myersophis alpestris — WEINELL et al. 2020 
DistributionPhilippines (Luzon)

Type locality: elevation circa 1980 m in mountains near Banaue, Mountain Province, Luzon, Philippines.  
TypesHolotype: lost, given as EHT-HMS 3109 (private collection of E.H. Taylor and H. M. Smith), lost fide Leviton (1983: 212) 
CommentType species: Myersophis alpestris TAYLOR 1963: 430 is the type species of the genus Myersophis TAYLOR 1963. 
  • Brown, Walter C.; Alcala, Angel C. 1970. The zoogeography of the herpetofauna of the Philippine Islands, a fringing archipelago. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 38 (6): 105-130 - get paper here
  • Gojo-Cruz, Paul Henric P. and Leticia E. Afuang 2018. The Zoogeographic Significance of Caraballo Mountain Range, Luzon Island, Philippines With Focus on the Biogeography of Luzon’s Herpetofauna. Philippine Journal of Science 147 (3): 393-409 - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E.; Cameron D. Siler, Jeffrey L. Weinell, and Rafe M. Brown 2018. Synopsis of the Snakes of the Philippines. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 64 (14): 399-568 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1963. New and rare oriental serpents. Copeia 1963 (2): 429-433 - 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.
  • Weinell, J L; Paluh, D J; Singh, A L; Blackburn, D C & Brown, R M; 2019. Myersophis alpestris (Myers’ Mountain Snake) Reproduction. Herpetological Review 50 (1): 164-165 - get paper here
  • Weinell, J. L., & Brown, R. M. 2017. Discovery of an old, archipelago-wide, endemic radiation of Philippine snakes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 119: 144–150 [2018] - get paper here
  • Weinell, Jeffrey L.; Daniel J. Paluh, Cameron D. Siler, Rafe M. Brown 2020. A New, Miniaturized Genus and Species of Snake (Cyclocoridae) from the Philippines. Copeia 108 (4): 907-923 - get paper here
  • 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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