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Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis MOCQUARD, 1894

IUCN Red List - Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Ambre Brook Snake 
SynonymPseudoxyrhopus ambreensis MOCQUARD 1894: 4
Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 332
Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis — D’CRUZE et al. 2008
Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 610 

Type locality: Montagne d’Ambre, Mararaomby, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1893.0213 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A Pseudoxyrhopus with 21 rows of dorsal scales on midbody, seven supralabials, and a pale nuchal collar (from RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1994). 
CommentApparently not listed in the Zoological Record of 1894. The reference given here as original description is from the ZR of 1895 which does not indicate whether this is a new species. 
  • Cadle, J. E. 1999. The dentation, systematics, and phylogeny of Pseudoxyrhopus and related genera from Madagascar (Serpentes: Colubridae), with description of a new species and a new genus. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 155 (8): 381-443. - get paper here
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54 - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Knoll, Angelika; Frank Glaw and Jörn Köhler 2009. The Malagasy snake Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis preys upon chameleon eggs by shell slitting. Herpetology Notes 2: 161-162 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1894. Diagnoses de quelques reptiles nouveaux de Madagascar. C.R. Soc. philom. Paris 9: 3-5.
  • Mocquard, F. 1895. Sur une collection de Reptiles recueillis à Madagascar (part.) MM. Alluaud et Belly. Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris (8) 7: 112-136 - get paper here
  • Raxworthy C J. Nussbaum R A. 1994. A review of the madagascan snake genera Pseudoxyrhopus, Pararhadinaea and Heteroliodon (Squamata: Colubridae). MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF ZOOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN (182): I-IV + 1-37 - 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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