Ivan Ineich

Ivan Ineich
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle · ISYEB Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes CNRS Université des Antilles

PhD, HDR - Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, United States National Museum, Washington D.C., USA (1992-2020)

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November 1988 - November 2014
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Position
  • Researcher HDR
October 1988 - April 2015
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 1984 - November 1987
Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier
Field of study
  • Biogéographie - Evolution - Herpétologie - Insularité - Systématique - Phylogénie - Pacifique - Polynésie française

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Annandale (1906) described Lygosoma megalops, now in the genus Lankascincus, based on two syntypes collected from Kitulgala and Puttalam in Sri Lanka. These syntypes have not been recognized since the original description. In 2019, Batuwita designated a neotype, WHT 6545, for Ly. megalops from Kitulgala. The number WHT '6545' does not exist in the...
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Bronchocela jubata Duméril and Bibron, 1837 is one of the commonest species of the genus, known mostly from Java Island and southern parts of Sumatra. It is rare in Bali and Borneo. The juveniles are often confused with its morphologically similar congener, B. cristatella, which occurs widely throughout the Indonesian Archipelago and Peninsular Mal...
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Cryptic ecologies, the Wallacean Shortfall of undocumented species' geographical ranges and the Linnaean Shortfall of undescribed diversity, are all major barriers to conservation assessment. When these factors overlap with drivers of extinction risk, such as insular distributions, the number of threatened species in a region or clade may be undere...
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https://www.anoleannals.org/ Published in ANOLE ANNALS 25 May 2022. How separate data can meet and allow the potential rediscovery of an extinct Indonesian agamid lizard. A case of striking convergence between the South American dactyloid lizard Anolis proboscis and the extinct Asiatic draconine agamid Harpesaurus tricinctus possibly can help to f...
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Harpesaurus tricinctus is an Asian agamid lizard described in 1851 from Java, Indonesia, and since then known only from its holotype located at the Paris Natural History Museum (MNHN-RA), supposedly a male, characterized by a long sickle-shaped rostral appendage. Ecological data are virtually lacking since no other specimen have ever been found. He...
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Review of an ethnoherpetology book that addresses rumors and other misconceptions about amphibians. Amphibia, monsters, ethnoherpetology, rumeurs, idées-fausses, animaux sacrifiés, peur des grenouilles, peur des crapauds, batrachophoby, pollution génétique
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Natural history museum collections hold extremely rare, extinct species often described from a single known specimen. On occasions, rediscoveries open new opportunities to understand selective forces acting on phenotypic traits. Recent rediscovery of few individuals of Bocourt´s Terrific Skink Phoboscincus bocourti , from a small and remote islet i...
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We review the taxonomic status of Oligodon arnensis (Shaw 1802) after examining all the name-bearing types of its synonyms, and evaluating morphological and biogeographic evidence. Oligodon arnensis sensu lato is widely distributed throughout Peninsular India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. We demonstrate that southern, eastern...
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We re-evaluate the taxonomic identities of five-lined skinks of the genus Eutropis (E. trivittata, E. beddomei, E. nagarjunensis, and E. bibronii) inhabiting the Indian subcontinent. Previously it has been considered that E. trivittata is distributed in the western India and E. dissimilis in the northern India (from north-eastern India up to Pakist...
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Description of a case of ophiophagy of Bothrops atrox on Anilius scytale in French Guiana. Description d'un cas d'ophiophagie par le serpent Bothrops atrox sur Anilius scytale en Guyane française. Reptilia Serpentes Ophiophagie Régime alimentaire Alimentation Guyane française Viperidae Crotalinae Bothrops atrox Anilius scytale Aniliidae Anilius s...
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La liste taxinomique est actualisée pour les Amphibiens et les « Reptiles » de la Guadeloupe, département et région d' outre-mer dans les Petites Antilles. Elle tient compte des publications les plus récentes. À côté du nom scientifique zoologique international, nous attribuons un nom scientifique français à chaque taxon. Summary: Taxonomic list of...
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Book review - reptile fossiles through time - 320 million years evolution Dinosaures - Mosasaures - Eureptilia - Vertébrés - Testudinata - Parareptilia - Pseudosuchia - Prolacerta - Archosauria - Dinilysia - Najash - Titanoboa - Tyrannosaurus rex - Diplodocus - Triceratops - Protoceratrops - Iguanodon - Sphenodon - Tuatara .
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Island snakes - Agkistrodon conanti - Laticauda - sea snakes - serpents marins - Hydrophiinae - Bothrops insularis - Corallus grenadensis - Macrovipera schweizeri - Crotalus catalinensis - Nerodia sipedon insularum - Island adaptation - Adaptation à l'insularité - Dinodon semicarinatum - Chéloniphagie - Lycodon semicarinatus - Caretta caretta - Tép...
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Venomus snakes - dangerous snakes - Afrique - Africa - Serpents dangereux - Serpents venimeux - ELapidae - Viperidae - Naja haje - Naja nigricollis - Cobra cracheur - Field guide - Guide de terrain - Clé d'identification - Atractaspis - Causu - Bitis - Mamba - Atheris - Hydrophis platurus - Dendroaspis - Sérothérapie - Sérum antivenimeux - Gabon -...
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Anaconda vert - Green anaconda - Eunectes murinus - genus Eunectes - Ecologie - Reproduction - Biologie - Amérique du Sud - serpent géant - Giant snakes - Venezuela.
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The widespread parthenogenetic gecko Lepidodactylus lugubris is comprised of several clonal lineages, at least one of which has been known for some time to have originated from hybridization between its maternal ancestor, Lepidodactylus moestus, and a putatively undescribed paternal ancestor previously known only from remote islands in the Central...
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Large-scale extinction is one of the defining challenges of our time, as human processes fundamentally and irreversibly reshape global ecosystems. While the extinction of large animals with popular appeal garners widespread public and research interest, the importance of smaller, less “charismatic” species to ecosystem health is increasingly recogn...
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Our knowledge of the conservation status of reptiles, the most diverse class of terrestrial vertebrates, has improved dramatically over the past decade, but still lags behind that of the other tetrapod groups. Here, we conduct the first comprehensive evaluation (~92% of the world's ~1714 described species) of the conservation 1 Joint senior authors...
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General book on French turtles and tortoises for a large public with numerous unpublished illustrations of high quality. Tortues de France CHELONII Brongniart, 1800 CRYPTODIRA Cope, 1868 CHELONIIDAE Oppel, 1811 Caretta Rafinesque, 1814 Caouanne Caretta caretta (Linnæus, 1758) Tortue caouanne Chelonia Brongniart, 1800 Chélonée Chelonia mydas (Linnæu...
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Book review (in French) of a book on Western and Central African snakes. Afrique Inventaire Répartition Mauritanie Sénégal Gambie Guinée Bissau Guinée Sierra Leone Liberia Côte d'Ivoire Ghana Burkina Faso Mali Niger Togo Bénin NIgeria Tchad Cameroun RCA Centrafrique Guinée équatoriale Gabon Congo RPC RDC Gabon Angola Rwanda Burundi Bioko Sao Tome e...
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Review of a book on Amphibians and Reptiles of Morocco. Maghreb Afrique du Nord Maroc Amphibia Reptilia Sauria Serpentes Amphisbaenia Chasseur de serpent Charmeur de serpent Biogéographie Maladie Alien Prédation Prédateur DOR Routes Pièges involontaires Mortalité Caudata Salamandridae Goldfuss, 1820 Pleurodeles waltl Michaelles, 1830 Salamandra alg...
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Climate has a large impact on diversity and evolution of the world’s biota. The Eocene–Oligocene transition from tropical climate to cooler, drier environments was accompanied by global species turnover. A large number of Old World lacertid lizard lineages have diversified after the Eocene–Oligocene boundary. One of the most speciose reptile genera...
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A review of the dicephalic (two-headed) snakes in the Natural History Museum of Paris (MNHN) reveals that 16 specimens have been present or catalogued into the various collections (MHNH-RA, MNHN-AC, and Teratological Collection) over the years. Only seven specimens have been located in the collections but some of the nine missing specimens may be p...
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Climate has a large impact on diversity and evolution of the world’s biota. The Eocene–Oligocene transition from tropical climate to cooler, drier environments was accompanied by global species turnover. A large number of Old World lacertid lizard lineages have diversified after the Eocene– Oligocene boundary. One of the most speciose reptile gener...
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Two cases of bites by a South African psammophiid snake, Psammophylax rhombeatus, are described and analyzed. These are the first detailed reports of local envenoming by a Psammophylax spp. While handling a wild-collected 1 m P. rhombeatus, the snake inflicted a protracted bite proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joint of digit #5, left hand of a 2...
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Book review - French book on snakes of France Reptilia Serpentes France Vipera aspis Vipera berus Vipera seoanei Vipera latastei Coluber viridiflavus Zamenis longissima Coronella austriaca Coronella girondica Natrix helvetica Natrix maura Vipera ursinii Hierophis viridiflavus Malpolon monspessulanus Natrix astreptophora Zamenis longissimus Zamenis...
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Blind snakes (Typhlopidae) are an enigmatic group of small burrowing snakes whose anatomy, phylogenetics, and biodiversity remain poorly known. Madatyphlops comorensis (Boulenger, 1889), endemic to the Comoros Archipelago in the Western Indian Ocean, is one of many species whose phylogenetic placement and generic assignment is unclear. We used DNA...
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Ineich, I. (2020). ANALYSE D’OUVRAGE. “Venomous Snakes of Australia and Oceania / Giftschlangen Australiens und Ozeaniens”, par Luke Allen et Gernot Vogel. 2019 – Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Allemagne. Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France 176, 95-100. Oceania Australi Tasmania Pacific Fidji Fiji Salomon Papua New Guinea Bismarc...
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Reptilia Sauria Helodermatidae Gila Monster Heloderma suspectum Breeding Franz Hermann Troschel (1810-1882) Georg August Goldfuss (1782-1848) Caspar Garthe (1796-1874) Johann Jakob Kaup (1803-1873) Francis E. Sumichrast (1828-1882) Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1830-1914) George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900) Mexico Edward drinker Cope (1840-189...
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INEICH Ivan, 2020 – ANALYSE D’OUVRAGE. “Giant Snakes. A Natural History”, par John C. Murphy et Tom Crutchfield. 2019. Publié par les auteurs. Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France, 175: 68-72. Serpents géants; Titanoboa; Boa constricteur; Boa constrictor; Anaconda vert; Eunectes murinus; Amérique du Sud; Python réticulé; Malayopython re...
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INEICH Ivan, 2020 – ANALYSE D’OUVRAGE. “The African and Middle Eastern Burrowing Asps (Atractaspis spp.) and Their Allies”, par Scott A. Weinstein et David A. Warrell. 2019. Edition Chimaira (www.chimaira.de), Frankfurt am Main, Allemagne. Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France, 175 : 73-80. Burrowing Asps; Atractaspis spp.; Atractaspis A...
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Book in French with very nice pictures on newts and salamanders of France and a general overvoew of their biology, ecology and ethnoherpetolgy.
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African and European chamaeleons - 2018 book review dated 2020 in French language. To cite: Ineich, I. (2020) ANALYSE D'OUVRAGE. "Chameleons of Africa. An Atlas, including the Chameleons of Europe, the Middle East and Asia", par Colin R. Tilbury. 2018 – Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Allemagne. Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History vol....
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A recent case of a bite by a psammophiid snake, Psammophis schokari, is described and analyzed. This is the first report of local envenoming by this species. The 1 m long P. schokari inflicted a protracted bite on the third digit, right hand of the male 59 year-old victim who developed mild, but locally progressive edema and persistent pain; full r...
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La liste taxinomique est établie pour les Serpents des Petites Antilles. Elle tient compte des publications les plus récentes. A côté du nom scientifique zoologique, un nom scientifique français est joint à chaque taxon. La présence passée des Boa et des Clelia dans les Petites Antilles est clarifiée et discutée. Il n'y a pas eu de Bothrops dans le...
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The Modigliani’s nose-horned lizard, Harpesaurus modiglianii Vinciguerra, 1933, is one of the rarest lizards in the world, known only from its single type specimen collected in 1891, from North Sumatra, Indonesia. During explorations of the forests surrounding Lake Toba and its caldera, we discovered a population of H. modiglianii at an elevation o...
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Book review in French of "Amphibians and Reptiles of the St. Vincent and Grenada Banks, West Indies”, by Robert W. Henderson and Robert Powell. 2018. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History, volume 67. Covers Grenada, Grenadines, Union Island, Carriacou Island, Saint Vincent. Reference Ineich, I. (20...
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La liste taxinomique de référence est établie pour les Amphibiens et les Sauropsides non aviens (= « Reptiles ») de Mayotte, département français et région d'outre-mer dans l'océan Indien. Elle tient compte des publications les plus récentes sur l'herpétofaune de la région. À côté du nom scientifique zoologique, un nom scientifique français est joi...
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The after Margouillator®: “repticide” products available in shops on La Réunion Island, Indian Ocean. A product intended to kill lizards, the Margouillator®, was commonly used and readily available on Reunion Island in the 2000s until it was stopped some 10 years later. We analyze here all products freely available in Reunion and used to replace t...
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Accidental introduction of a North American snake on the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia. The body of a dead snake was collected near imported haystacks from the United States to the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia in August 2019. This animal was most likely accidentally introduced and probably arrived dead on the island. It belongs to a...
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Several recent papers have reviewed the life and work of French herpetologist Louis Amédée Lantz. They have detailed the composition of his collections deposited in several museums. However, since then, several other important specimens from his collections have come to light. We here identify the syntypes of Eremias zarudnyi Lantz, 1928, which wer...
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We present information on primary type specimens for 13,282 species and subspecies of reptiles compiled in the Reptile Database, that is, holotypes, neotypes, lectotypes, and syntypes. These represent 99.4% of all 13,361 currently recognized taxa (11,050 species and 2311 subspecies). Type specimens of 653 taxa (4.9%) are either lost or not located,...
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Biographic notice on Charles P. Blanc including a list of all his publications, described taxa and taxa named after him. Charles is a professional herpetologist who traveled to Madagascar, Tunisia, French Polynesia and many other countries.
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Une nouvelle liste taxinomique de référence est établie pour les Amphibiens et les Sauropsides non aviens (= « Reptiles ») de la France métropolitaine. Elle tient compte des publications les plus récentes. À côté du nom scientifique zoologique, un nom scientifique français est joint à chaque taxon. Summary- New taxonomic checklist of the herpetof...
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Small book dedicated to most of the rumors about snakes all over the world with explanations about their origin(s)
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Several recent papers have reviewed the life and work of French herpetologist Louis Amédée Lantz. They have detailed the composition of his collections deposited in several museums. However, since then, several other important specimens from his collections deposited at the Natural History Museum (NHM, UK) have come to light and we here present all...
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ABSTRACT Snakes of the family Dipsadidae Bonaparte, 1838 still occur on most of the Lesser Antillean islands, although they have been strongly impacted by modern and historical anthropogenic disturbances as it has been demonstrated for many squamate taxa worldwide. However, these observations mostly rely on modern assemblages, whereas the fossil re...
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Book review of Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand - A Field Guide, by Dylan van Winkel, Marleen Baling and Rod Hitchmough, 2018. Auckland University Press, Auckland 1142, New Zeealand. viii + 371 pages. ISBN 978 186940 937 1. www.press.auckland.ac.nz.
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Atractaspidines are poorly studied, fossorial snakes that are found throughout Africa and western Asia, including the Middle East. We employed concatenated gene-tree analyses and divergence dating approaches to investigate evolutionary relationships and biogeographic patterns of atractaspidines with a multi-locus data set consisting of three mitoch...
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Settings for high-resolution CT scans and DOI numbers for supporting files on the Morphosource website, in Microsoft Excel format. (XLSX)
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Only a single known specimen of Cnemaspis timoriensis (Duméril & Bibron, 1836) exists, the holotype in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France. Purportedly collected by Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré in the year 1818 on Timor Island in the Lesser Sunda Archipelago during the circumnavigation of the globe by the vessel L’Uranie, intens...
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Book review in French-The book of snakes. A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world, par Mark O'Shea, 2018. Ivy Press, London, United Kingdom. 656 pages. ISBN 9781782405597. Prix : 35 £ (environ 40 €). Depuis longtemps l'Homme cherche à inventorier, cataloguer et identifier ce qui l'entoure, que ce soit animal, végétal ou même...
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The reviewed book covers amphibians and reptiles of the French department of Tarn-et-Garonne (in French) Published in Le Courrier de la Nature, 48 (mars-avril 2019): 48-49, 2019
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Book review [in Frenc] of a book dealing with Amphibians and Reptiles from the French department of Tarn-et-Garonne in southwestern France
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Hypertrophied endolymphatic sacs in Phelsuma ornata Gray, 1825 on Mauritius (Mascarenes) and their links with the island syndrome. One ornate day gecko, Phelsuma ornata, a species endemic to Mauritius (Mascarene Archipelago), with exceptionally hypertrophied endolymphatic sacs was observed in the south of Mauritius Island. We describe this observat...
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Translation of some of Daudin's descriptions of African Monitors of the Varanus niloticus group (Varanidae, Varanus (Polydaedalus)). Varanus stellatus. Varanus niloticus.
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The tricarinate skink Scincus multifasciatus was described by Kuhl in 1820, without the subsequent designation of a type specimen or specific type locality. In 1930, Mertens assigned the type locality as Java, Indonesia, but still with no type specimen. Therefore, in order to stabilize the name with a recognized type specimen, we designate a neotyp...
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The legless skink Isopachys anguinoides (Squamata: Scincidae), endemic to peninsular Thailand, has been assessed as Least Concern because of its wide ecological tolerance and its presence in a national park. It lives in dense rainforest as well as in plantations and on beaches. Citation: Sumontha, M., Cota, M., Ineich, I. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2018. Is...