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Aparallactus nigriceps (PETERS, 1854)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Aparallactinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMozambique Centipede Eater 
SynonymUriechis nigriceps PETERS 1854
Eucritus atrocephalus JAN 1857 (nom. nud.)
Uriechis atriceps JAN 1862 (nom. emend.)
Aparallactus nigriceps — BOULENGER 1895: 173
Aparallactus nigriceps — LOVERIDGE 1944: 212
Aparallactus capensis nigriceps — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 127
Aparallactus nigriceps - BROADLEY 1990
Aparallactus capensis nigriceps — WELCH 1994: 17
Aparallactus nigriceps — BAUER et al. 1995: 69
Aparallactus nigriceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 48 
DistributionSE Mozambique (around Inhambane)

Type locality: “Tette” [Mozambique] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 4809, 9972 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1895. Descriptions of two new snakes from Usambara, German East Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 16: 171-173 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1854. Diagnosen neuer Batrachier, welche zusammen mit der früher (24. Juli und 17. August) gegebenen Übersicht der Schlangen und Eidechsen mitgetheilt werden. Ber. Bekanntmach. Geeignet. Verhandl. Königl.-Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 614-628
  • 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.
 
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