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Amblyodipsas katangensis DE WITTE & LAURENT, 1942

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Higher TaxaAtractaspididae (Aparallactinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesAmblyodipsas katangensis katangensis WITTE & LAURENT 1942
Amblyodipsas katangensis ionidesi LOVERIDGE 1951 
Common NamesE: Katanga Purple-glossed Snake 
SynonymAmblyodipsas (Amblyodipsas) katangensis DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942
Amblyodipsas katangensis DE WITTE & LAURENT 1942: 113
Amblyodipsas katangensis — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947
Amblyodipsas katangensis — WELCH 1994: 15
Amblyodipsas katengensis [sic] — SPAWLS et al. 2001
Amblyodipsas katangensis — BROADLEY et al. 2003: 87
Amblyodipsas katangensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 26
Amblyodipsas katangensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 468
Amblyodipsas katangensis — PIETERSEN et al. 2021

Amblyodipsas katangensis ionidesi LOVERIDGE 1951
Amblyodipsas katengensis ionidesi LOVERIDGE 1951: 193
Amblyodipsas katengensis ionidesi LOVERIDGE 1957: 15
Amblyodipsas katengensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 29 
DistributionE?, S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), N Zambia

Type locality: Ngayu, Katanga, Congo-Kinshasa.

ionidesi: S Tanzania. Type locality: Tunduru, Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: RMCA (= MRAC) 9321
Holotype: MCZ 51364 [ionidesi] 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Broadley, D. G. 1971. A revision of the African snake genera Amblyodipsas and Xenocalamus. Occ. Pap. natl. Mus. Rhod. B4 (33): 629-697
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Broadley, D.G.; Doria, C.T. & Wigge, J. 2003. Snakes of Zambia. An Atlas and Field Guide. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 280 pp. [review in Sauria 26 (3): 21]
  • Broadley, Donald G. and F. P. D. Cotterill. 2004. The reptiles of southeast Katanga, an overlooked 'hot spot'. [Congo]. African Journal of Herpetology 53 (1): 35-61. - get paper here
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1951. On reptiles and amphibians from Tanganyika Territory collected by C.J.P. Ionides. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 106 (4): 175- 204. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1957. On a third collection of reptiles taken in Tanganyika by C.J.P. Ionides, Esq. Tanganyika Notes and Records 43: 1-19
  • Pietersen, Darren, Verburgt, Luke & Davies, John 2021. Snakes and other reptiles of Zambia and Malawi. Struik Nature / Penguin Random House South Africa, 376 pp., ISBN 9781775847373
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Witte, G. F. de & LAURENT,R.F. 1947. Revision d'un groupe de Colubridae africains: genres Calamelaps, Miodon, Aparallactus, et formes affines. Mém. Mus. Roy. Hist. Nat. Belgique (sér. 2) 29: 1-134
  • Witte, G. F. de & R. LAURENT 1942. Contribution à la Faune Herpétologique du Congo belge. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 36 (2): 101-115
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