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Platyceps largeni (SCHÄTTI, 2001)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dahlak Racer 
SynonymColuber (sensu lato) largeni SCHÄTTI 2001
Platyceps largeni — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 511
Coluber largeni — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013
Platyceps largeni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 565 
DistributionDahlak Islands, Eritrea

Type locality: "Sarad Island, Dahlak, Ethiopia"  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1973.3211, female, coll. M. J. Largen, January 7, 1970 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Maza, Erez; Anat Feldman, Shai Meiri 2015. Platyceps largeni (Schätti , 2001) — sixth specimen and a distribution extension. Check List 11 (1): 1517 - get paper here
  • Pyron, R. Alexander; Frank T. Burbrink 2013. Early origin of viviparity and multiple reversions to oviparity in squamate reptiles. Ecology Letters 17 (1): 13–21 (published online 2013, in print 2014), DOI: 10.1111/ele.12168 - get paper here
  • SCHÄTTI, B. 2001. A new species of Coluber (sensu lato) from the Dahlak Islands, Eritrea, with a reviw of the herpetofauna of the archipelago. Russ. J. Herpetol. 8 (2): 139-148 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S. 2018. Obituary: Malcolm Largen (1941-2017): Zoologist and documenter of the Ethiopian Fauna. Herpetological Review 49 (1): 175-178. - 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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