Platyceps largeni (Schätti , 2001) — sixth specimen and a distribution extension

Erez Maza*, Anat Feldman, Lev Fishelson, Shai Meiri

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Abstract

We describe the finding, in a museum jar, of the sixth known specimen of the Eritrean snake Platyceps largeni (Scätti, 2001) (synonym, Coluber largeni). The specimen is from Museri Island, Dahlak Archipelago in the Red Sea. This record is the first one for this island and it represents a ca. 50 km range extension of this species, hitherto known from five specimens in a tight cluster of three other islands. This find verifies Schätti’s (2001) prediction that the species might be found in the nearby archipelago islands.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1517
JournalCheck List
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Dahlak Archipelago
  • Eritrea
  • Tel Aviv University Zoological Museum

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