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Rabdion grovesi
Discoveries Late Prof. Colin P. Groves 7_2
Late Prof. Colin P. Groves

7. Rabdion grovesi

Amarasinghe, Vogel, McGuire, Sidik, Supriatna & Ineich, 2015
Publication :
Amarasinghe AAT, G Vogel, JA McGuire, I Sidik, J Supriatna & I Ineich (2015). Description of a second species of the genus Rabdion Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 (Colubridae: Calamariinae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Herpetologica 71 (3): 234–239.
Amarasinghe AAT, G Vogel, JA McGuire, I Sidik, J Supriatna & I Ineich (2015). Description of a second species of the genus Rabdion Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854 (Colubridae: Calamariinae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Herpetologica 71 (3): 234–239.
Remarks :
We described Rabdion grovesi from the high altitudes of South Sulawesi, whereas the other member of the genus, Rabdion forsteni is widely distributed on the lower grounds of the rest of the Sulawesi Island in Indonesia.

Etymology:
The specific epithet is a noun in the genitive singular case, honoring professor Colin Peter Groves (Australian National University) for his generous friendship and support of the first author. The dedication that Professor Groves has exhibited to the fields of primatology, biological anthropology, and biogeography, and his regular participation in debates with antievolutionists are highly commendable.

English name: Grove's Pointed Snake

Further readings:
de Lang, R, & G Vogel (2005). The Snakes of Sulawesi: A Field Guide to the Land Snakes of Sulawesi with Identification Keys. Frankfurter Beitrage zur Naturkunde, Edition Chimaira, Germany: 312pp.
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