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Il colubro dal cappuccio, Macroprotodon brevis (Günther, 1862)


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Classificazione - Regno: Animalia. Sottoregno: Eumetazoa. Phylum: Chordata. Subphylum: Vertebrata. Superclasse: Gnathostomata. Classe: Reptilia. Sottoclasse: Diapsida. Ordine: Squamata. Sottordine: Serpentes. Famiglia: Colubridae. Sottofamiglia: Psammophiinae. Genere: Macroprotodon.

 

Fonti bibliografiche principali - Joger, U. & Sá-Sousa, P. 2006. Macroprotodon brevis. In: IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Distribuzione di Macroprotodon brevis secondo IUCN

 

Specie diffusa in gran parte del Marocco, nel nord ovest dell'Algeria, nel Portogallo sud orientale e nella Spagna meridionale. Popolazioni isolate sono state censite nel Sahara occidentale. Macroprotodon brevis si incontra dal livello del mare fino a circa 2.500 metri di quota.

Bibliografia - Andreu, A., Bea, A., Braña, F., Galán, P., López-Jurado, L.F., Pérez-Mellado, V., Pleguezuelos, J.M. and Salvador, A. 1998. Reptiles. Fauna Ibérica 10: 1–705.

Arnold, E.N. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of Europe. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford.

Bons, J. and Geniez, P. 1996. Amphibiens et Reptiles du Maroc (Sahara Occidental compris), Atlas biogéographique. 320 pp. Asoc. Herpetol. Espanola, Barcelona.

Busack, S.D. and McCoy, C.J. 1990. Distribution variation and biology of Macroprotodon cucullatus (Reptilia: Colubridae: Boiginae). Annals of Carnegie Museum 59(4): 261–286.

Carranza, S., Arnold, E.N., Wade, E. and Fahd, S. 2004. Phylogeography of the false smooth snakes, Macroprotodon (Serpentes, Colubridae): mitochondrial DNA sequences show European populations arrived recently from Northwest Africa. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 523–532.

Crochet, P.-A. and Dubois, A. 2004. Recent changes in the taxonomy of European amphibians and reptiles. In: J.-P. Gasc, A. Cabela, J. Crnobrnja-Isailovic, D. Dolmen, K. Grossenbacher, P. Haffner, J. Lescure, H. Martens, J.P. Martínez Rica, H. Maurin, M.E. Oliveira, T.S. Sofianidou, M. Veith & A. Zuiderwijk (eds) Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe. Re-edition. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris.

Gasc, J.-P., Cabela, A., Crnobrnja-Isailovic, J., Dolmen, D., Grossenbacher, K., Haffner, P., Lescure, J., Martens, H., Martínez-Rica, J.P., Maurin, H., Oliveira, M.E., Sofianidou, T.S., Veith, M. and Zuiderwijk, A. (eds) 1997. Atlas of Amphibians and Reptiles in Europe. pp. 494 Societas Europaea Herpetologica and Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Geniez, P., Mateo, J.-A. and Bons, J. 2000. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Western Sahara (Amphibia, Reptilia). Herpetozoa 13(3/4): 149–163.

Malkmus, R. 1982. Beitrag zur Verbreitung der Amphibien und Reptilien in Portugal. Salamandra 18(3-4): 218–299.

Malkmus, R. 1983. Einige Daten zur Verbreitung und zum Verhalten von Macroprotodon cucullatus Geoffroy (1827) in Portugal. Herpetofauna 5(23): 32–34.

Malkmus, R. 1983. Nachtrag zur Verbreitung der Amphibien und Reptilien Portugals. Salamandra 19(1/2): 71–83.

Malkmus, R. 1992. Macroprotodon-cucullatus in Nord-Portugal. Amphibia-Reptilia 13: 417–419.

Malkmus, R. 2004. Amphibians and reptiles of Portugal, Madeira and the Azores-Archipelago. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggel, Germany.

Malkmus, R. and Sauer, H. 1997. Bemerkungen zur Verbreitung von Macroprotodon cucullatus ibericus Busack & McCoy, 1990 in Portugal nördlich des Rio Tejo (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Herpetozoa 10(3/4): 157–161.

Pfau, J. 1988. Beitrag zur Verbreitung der Herpetofauna in der Niederalgarve (Portugal). Salamandra 24(4): 258–275.

Pleguezuelos, J.M., Márquez, R. and Lizana, M. 2002. Atlas y Libro Rojo de los Anfibios y Reptiles de España. Dirección General de la Conservación de la naturaleza-Associación Herpetológica Española, Madrid.

Schleich, H H., Kästle, W. and Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein.

Schlüter, U. 2004. Die Herpetofauna des Mittleren Atlas von Marokko. Reptilia (Münster) 9(1): 42–49.

Schwarzer, U. 1997. Freilandbeobachtungen an der Kapuzennatter, Macroprotodon cucullatus ibericus Busack & McCoy, 1990 in Südwest-Portugal (Squamata: Serpentes: Colubridae). Herpetozoa 10(1/2): 13–21.

Wade, E. 1988. Intraspecific variation in the colubrid snake genus Macroprotodon. Herpetological Journal 1: 237–245.

Wade, E. 2001. Review of the False Smooth Snake Genus Macroprotodon (Serpentes, Colubridae) in Algeria with a Description of a New Species. Bulletin - Natural History Museum Zoology Series 67(1): 85–107.


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