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Thamnosophis stumpffi (BOETTGER, 1881)

IUCN Red List - Thamnosophis stumpffi - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Yellow-striped Water Snake 
SynonymDromicus stumpffi BOETTGER 1881: 358
Tropidonotus stumpffi — BOULENGER 1893: 247
Liophidium gracile MOCQUARD 1908: 261
Natrix stumpffi — BARBOUR 1918: 486
Tropidonotus stumpffi — MARX 1958
Liopholidophis stumpffi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 338
Liopholidophis stumpffi — GLAW et al. 2001
Bibilava stumpffi — GLAW et al. 2007
Thamnosophis stumpffi — CADLE & INEICH 2008
Thamnosophis stumpffi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 728 
DistributionMadagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé

Type locality: “insula Nossi-Bé”  
TypesLectotype: SMF 17576 (formerly 7547a) 
  • ANDREONE F., F. GLAW, R. A. NUSSBAUM, C. J. RAXWORTHY, M. VENCES, and J. E. RANDRIANIRINA 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119–2149 - get paper here
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622
  • Barbour, Thomas 1918. Vertebrata from Madagascar. 2. Amphibia and Reptilia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 61 (14): 479-489. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1881. Diagnoses reptilium et batrachiorum novorum ab ill. Antonio Stumpff in insula Nossi-Bé Madagascariensi lectorum. Zool. Anz. 4 (87): 358-362 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Cadle, J. E. 1996. Snakes of the genus Liopholidophis (Colubridae) from Eastern Madagascar: New species, revisionary notes, and an estimate of phylogeny. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 154 (5): 369-464. - get paper here
  • Cadle, John E. 2009. Sexual Dimorphism and Reproductive Biology in the Malagasy Snake Genus Liopholidophis (Lamprophiidae: Pseudoxyrhophiinae) Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 60 (15): 461–502
  • Cadle, John E.; Ineich, Ivan. 2008. Nomenclatural status of the Malagasy snake genus Bibilava Glaw, Nagy, Franzen, and Vences, 2007: Resurrection of Thamnosophis Jan and designation of a lectotype for Leptophis lateralis Dumeril, Bibron, and Dumeril (Serpentes: Colubridae). Herpetological Review 39 (3):285-288 - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - get paper here
  • Domergue, C.A. 1972. Étude de trois serpents malgaches: Liopholidophis lateralis (D.&B.), Liopholidophis stumpffi (Boettger) et Liopholidophis thieli n. sp. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat., Paris 103 (77): 1397-1412.
  • DURKIN, LOUISE; MARK D. STEER, AND ELISE M.S. BELLE 2011. Herpetological Surveys of Forest Fragments Between Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Ankarana Special Reserve, Northern Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 6 (1): 114-126 - 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)
  • Glaw, F., M. Franzen & M. Vences 2005. A new species of colubrid snake (Liopholidophis) from northern Madagascar. Salamandra 41 (1-2): 83-90 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F.; Nagy, Z.T.; Franzen, M. & Vences, M. 2007. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the pseudoxyrhophiine snake genus Liopholidophis (Reptilia, Colubridae): evolution of its exceptional sexual dimorphism and descriptions of new taxa. Zoologica Scripta 36: 291–300 - get paper here
  • Glaw, Frank; Zoltán T. Nagy, Jörn Köhler, Michael Franzen, Miguel Vences 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of a new species of pseudoxyrhophiine snake (Reptilia: Lamprophiidae: Thamnosophis) suggest a biogeographical link between western and northern Madagascar. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 9 (1): 13-22 - get paper here
  • Labanowski, Robert J. and Andrew J. Lowin 2011. A reptile survey in a dry deciduous forest fragment in northern Madagascar showing new records for the little-known snake Pararhadinaea melanogaster and a range extension for the skink Amphiglossus tanysoma. Herpetology Notes 4: 113-121 - get paper here
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  • 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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