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Platyceps scortecci (LANZA, 1963)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymColuber scortecci LANZA 1963
Coluber scortecci — SCHÄTTI & WILSON 1986
Coluber (?) scortecci — LANZA 1990: 436
Coluber scortecci — MEIRTE 1992
Coluber scorteccii — SCALI 2010
Coluber scortecci — CORTI 2013
Platyceps scortecci — WALLACH et al. 2014: 556
Platyceps scorteccii — SPAWLS et al. 2023 

Type locality: "Dusa Mareb (Somalia centrale)."  
TypesHolotype: MSNM 2146, a 293 mm female (G. Scortecci, 1931). 
Etymologynamed after Prof. Giuseppe Scortecci, 1898-1973, Italian herpetologist. See Tortonese 1974 for an obituary. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1963. Il genere Coluber in Somalia e descrizione di una nuova specie. Atti Soc. ital. Sci. Nat. Milano 102: 379-396 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Meirte, D. 1992. Clés de détermination des serpents d'Afrique. Museum Royal d'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren Belgique Annual Series Octavo Science Zoologique 267:1-152
  • Scali, Stefano 2010. Storia e importanza scientifica della collezione erpetologica del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano // History and scientific importance of the herpetology collection of the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale of Milan. [type catalog] Museologia Scientifica Memorie 2010 (5): 69-77 - get paper here
  • Schätti B; Wilson L D 1986. Coluber Linnaeus. Holarctic racers. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 399: 1-4 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Stephen; Tomáš Mazuch& Abubakr Mohammad 2023. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa. Bloomsbury, 640 pp. - get paper here
  • Tortonese, E. 1974. Prof. Giuseppe Scortecci 1898-1973. Copeia 1974 (1): 294 - 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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