The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Liophidium apperti Domergue, 1983 (1984?)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1968 (Burgman et al. 1993)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient


Only known from the holotype.





Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.

Holotype:[/b] MNHN 1982.442 (male)






Original scientific description:

Domergue, C. A. (1983). Notes sur les Serpents de la region malgache III. Description de trois especes nouvelles rapportees au genre Liophidium Boulenger 1896. Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle 4 Serie 4(5): 1109-1122.


Other references:

Burgman M. A., Ferson, S. and Akc╠ťakaya, H. R. (1993). Risk Assessment in Conservation Biology. London: Chapman and Hall, 314 pp. [published by Springer?]

Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (1994). A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln.

Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2007). A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Glaw and Vences Verlag, Köln.

IUCN/UNEP/WWF. (1987). Madagascar, An Environmental Profile. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. 374 pp.

Raxworthy, Christopher J. and Nussbaum, Ronald A. (2000). Extinction and extinction vulnerability of amphibians and reptiles in Madagascar. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 2(1): 15-23.

Raxworthy, Christopher J. and Vences, M. (2010). Liophidium apperti. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 21 July 2012.


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