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Aprosdoketophis andreonei WALLACH, LANZA & NISTRI, 2010

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymAprosdoketophis andreonei WALLACH, LANZA & NISTRI 2010
Aprosdoketophis andreonei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 53 

Type locality: “Addur” [= Xuddor, Oddur], BAkool Region, S Somalia, 04°07’ N, 43°53’ E, elevation ca. 500 m.  
TypesHolotype: MZUT R-3484, adult female 
CommentType species: Aprosdoketophis andreonei WALLACH, LANZA & NISTRI 2010 is the type species of the genus Aprosdoketophis WALLACH, LANZA & NISTRI 2010. 
EtymologyThe genus has been named after the two Greek words “aproskoketos” = unexpected and “ophis” = serpent, snake.

Species named after Franco Andreone, Italian herpetologist. 
  • Wallach, V.; Lanza, B. & Nistri, A. 2010. Aprosdoketophis andreoni, a new genus and species of snake from Somalia (Serpentes: Colubridae: Boiginae). African Journal of Herpetology 59 (2): 95-110 - get paper here
  • 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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