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Amblyodipsas rodhaini (DE WITTE, 1930)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Aparallactinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRodhain's Purple-glossed Snake 
SynonymRhinocalamus rhodaini DE WITTE 1930
Amblyodipsas (Calamelaps) rodhaini (DE WITTE 1930)
Calamelaps rodhaini — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947
Amblyodipsas rodhaini — WELCH 1994: 15
Amblyodipsas rodhaini — WALLACH et al. 2014: 27 
DistributionS Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Type locality: Lomami, Katanga, Congo-Kinshasa.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MRAC (was RGMC) 3079. 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • 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. 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, 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.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Witte, G. F. de 1930. Un serpent du Congo Belge (Rhinocalamus rhodaini sp.n.). Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 19 (1): 1-3.
  • 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
 
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