Status and redescription of the genus Padangia Werner, with comparative visceral data on Collorhabdium Smedley and other genera (Serpentes: Colubridae) V. Wallach Museum of Zoology and Department of Zoology and Physiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216, USA Abstract. Padangia pulchra Werner, 1924, a forgotten monotypic taxon from Sumatra, is reexamined and found to be distinct from all known colubrid genera. Comparison with colubrids of possible affinity indicates that Padangia is most closely related to the monotypic Collorhabdium williamsoni Smedley of Malaya. The visceral anatomy of Padangia and Collorhabdium is described. As Werner's generic epithet is preoccupied by the mollusc Padangia Babor, 1900, Etheridgeum is proposed as a replacement name. Etheridgeum pulchrum is redescribed and illustrated. Introduction Thirteen new monotypic snake genera were erected by Werner (1924a-b, 1925), based upon an "old and much neglected" Steindachner collection in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien. According to Smith (1928), some of Steindachner's specimens lacked locality data while others were in jars whose labels had been inadvertently switched, but Werner accepted them at face value and believed them to represent undescribed taxa. When Smith (1928) examined Werner's type specimens in Vienna, he concluded that eleven of the newly established genera were
Amphibia-Reptilia – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1988
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