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Platyceps schmidtleri (SCHÄTTI & MCCARTHY, 2001)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymColuber schmidtleri SCHÄTTI & MCCARTHY 2001
Platyceps najadum schmidtleri — SCHÄTTI et al. 2005
Platyceps schmidtleri — BÖHME 2010: 105
Platyceps schmidtleri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 556
Platyceps schmidtleri — BÖHME 2014: 161 
DistributionIran (Zagros Mountains)

Type locality: "Fars, 5 mi. N. E. Yasoodi" (Yasuj, Boyerahmad-va-Kogiluye), 30°40'N 51°36' E.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 170927, adult male, D. Womochel, Street expedition to Iran, 14 October 1968 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Apical pits mostly single; 15 or 17 longitudinal rows of dorsals on the neck and at midbody, 13 rows prior to the anal scale, with a single lateral or a lateral and a paravertebral reduction on each side of the body.
EtymologyPlatyceps najadum schmidtleri has been named after Josef F. Schmidtler (1942-), German naturalist. 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2010. A list of the herpetological type specimens in the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn. Bonn zoological Bulletin 59: 79-108 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Schätti, B. & McCARTHY, C. 2001. Coluber (sensu lato) schmidtleri n. sp. from the southern Zagros Mountains in Iran. Herpetozoa 14 (1/2):81-89 - get paper here
  • Schatti, B., Stutz,A. & Chavret, C. 2005. Morphologie, Verbreitung und Systematik der Schlanknatter Platyceps najadum (Eichwald, 1831) (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 112 (3): 573-625 - 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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