Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis Raxworthy & Nussbaum, 1994

Ankafina brook Snake, Ankafina ground snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1880

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Only known from the holotype.



Ankafina Mountain, High Plateau, Madagascar


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.

Holotype: BM 1882.2.25.65 (adult male)

Type locality: "Ankafana (sic), Betsileo, Madagascar"






Original scientific description:

Raxworthy, Christopher J. and Nussbaum, Ronald A. (1994). Review of the Madagascan snake genera Pseudoxyrhopus, Pararhadinaea and Heteroliodon (Squamata: Colubridae). Miscellaneous Publications of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 182: 1-37.


Other references:

Glaw, F., Raxworthy, C.J. & Vences, M. (2011). Pseudoxyrhopus ankafinaensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 21 July 2012.

Glaw, F. and Vences, M. (2007). A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Third Edition. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Cologne.

Regalado, Pedro Galán. (2015). Los Anfibios y Reptiles Extinguidos: Herpetofauna Desaparecida Desde el Año 1500. Monografías de la Universidade da Coruña 155: 1-509.


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