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Taxonomy of the family Lamprophiidae
Bibliography of the genus Pseudoxyrhopus
Biodiversity of the family Lamprophiidae








Genus
Pseudoxyrhopus

Madagascar Ground Snakes*, Brook Snakes

Madagascar-Erdnattern*

Madagascar-jordsnoge*

1863 Homalocephalus Jan (type species: Homalocephalus heterurus Jan 1893)
1881 Pseudoxyrhopus Günther [substitute name for Homalocephalus Jan 1863 erroneously belived preoccupied by Homalocephala Zetterstelt 1833 (Insecta); Pseudoxyrhopus needs conservation (Williams & Wallach 1989)]
Contents: 11 species, all of which are endemic.
Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).

Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis

Mount Ambre Ground Snake*, Ambre Brook Snake

Ambre-Erdnatter*

Ambre-jordsnog*

1894 Pseudoxyrhopus ambreensis Mocquard

Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus analabe

Anjanaharibe Ground Snake*

Anjanaharibe-Erdnatter*

Anjanaharibe-jordsnog*

1998 Pseudoxyrhopus analabe Nussbaum, Andreone & Raxworthy

Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis

Ankafina Ground Snake*

Ankafina-Erdnatter*

Ankafina-jordsnog*

1994 Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis Raxworthy & Nussbaum

Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus heterurus

Night Ground Snake*

Nacht-Erdnatter*

Nat-jordsnog*

1893 Homalocephalus heterurus Jan
Pseudoxyrhopus heterurus Günther 1881

Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus imerinae

Imerina Ground Snake*, Plateau Brook Snake

Imerina-Erdnatter*

Imerina-jordsnog*

1890 Liophis imerinae Günther
Pseudoxyrhopus imerinae Boulenger 1890

Remarks: Previously included microps (e.g., Guibe 1958).
Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus kely

Mandena Ground Snake*

Mandena-Erdnatter*

Mandena-jordsnog*

1994 Pseudoxyrhopus kely Raxworthy & Nussbaum

Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus microps

Betsileo Ground Snake*, Brown Brook Snake

Bestsileo-Erdnatter*

Bestsileo-jordsnog*

1881 Pseudoxyrhopus microps Günther

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of imerinae (e.g., Guibe 1958).
Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).


Pseudoxyrhopus oblectator

Ranomafana Ground Snake*

Ranomafana-Erdnatter*

Ranomafana-jordsnog*

1999 Pseudoxyrhopus oblectator Cadle

Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus quinquelineatus

Five-striped Ground Snake*

Fünfstreifige Erdnatter*

Femstribet Jordsnog*

1881 Liophis quinquelineatus Günther
Pseudoxyrhopus quinquelineatus Boulenger 1890

Distribution: Madagascar (incl. Nosy Be).


Pseudoxyrhopus sokosoko

Sokosoko Ground Snake*

Sokosoko-Erdnatter*

Sokosoko-jordsnog*

1994 Pseudoxyrhopus sokosoko Raxworthy & Nussbaum

Distribution: Madagascar.


Pseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus

Three-striped Ground Snake*

Dreistreifen-Erdnatter*

Trestribet Jordsnog*

1894 Pseudoxyrhopus tritaeniatus Mocquard
1904 Pseudoxyrhopus dubius Mocquard (Raxworthy & Nussbaum 1994)

Distribution: Madagascar.