Atheris barbouri LOVERIDGE, 1930
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Atheris barbouri?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Uzungwe Mountain Bush Viper|
|Synonym||Atheris barbouri LOVERIDGE 1930: 107|
Adenorhinos barbouri — MARX & RABB 1965
Adenorhinos barbouri — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 22
Adenorhinos barbouri — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 353
Atheris barbouri — LENK et al. 2001
Adenorhinos barbouri — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007
Atheris barbouri — MENEGON et al. 2011
Atheris barbouri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 61
|Distribution||S Tanzania (Udzungwa and Ukinga Mountains)|
Type locality: “Dabaga, Uzungwa Mountains, southeast of Iringa, Tanganyika Territory” [= Tanzania] Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: MCZ 29055|
Atheris barbouri Loveridge, 1930 is a small heavy-bodied snake, with a short, blunt head, lacking the prehensile tail;
Conservation: probably one of the world’s least known snakes. The eight specimens originally collected have been the only ones known for over 65 years, until Rasmussen & Howell (1998) published a review of the species based on a further 13 specimens collected by local residents in the Southern Udzungwa Mountains.
Habitat: leaf litter
|Etymology||Named after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. See DUNN (1946) for an obituary.|
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