The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Hydrophis parviceps Smith, 1935

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Hydrophis parviceps was redescribed by (Taylor, 1963) based upon a second specimen collected in 1960.

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1960

Rediscovered in 2001

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

southern Vietnam

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Specimens were collected in 1929 (Smith, 1935), 1960 (Taylor, 1963) and again in 2001 (Rasmussen et al. 2011, 2012). According to (Rasmussen et al. 2012) Taylor's specimen is now lost, and so only four specimens now exist in museum colections.

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Smith, M. A. (1935) The sea snakes (Hydrophiidae). Dana-Report 8: 1-6.

 

Other references:

Rasmussen, Arne Redsted. (2010). Hydrophis parviceps. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 28 April 2012.

Rasmussen, Arne Redsted, Elmberg, Johan, Gravlund, Peter and Ineich, Ivan. (2011). Sea snakes (Serpentes: subfamilies Hydrophiinae and Laticaudinae) in Vietnam: a comprehensive checklist and an updated identification key. Zootaxa 2894: 1–20.

Arne R. Rasmussen, Johan Elmberg, Kate L. Sanders, and Peter Gravlund (2012). Rediscovery of the Rare Sea Snake Hydrophis parviceps Smith 1935: Identification and Conservation Status. Copeia 2012(2): 276-282. [Abstract]

Taylor, Edward H. (1963). New and Rare Oriental Serpents. Copeia 1963(2): 429-433. [Abstract]

 

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