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Atractaspis boulengeri MOCQUARD, 1897

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Atractaspidinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesAtractaspis boulengeri boulengeri MOCQUARD 1897
Atractaspis boulengeri mixta LAURENT 1945
Atractaspis boulengeri schmidti LAURENT 1945
Atractaspis boulengeri schultzei (STERNFELD 1917)
Atractaspis boulengeri vanderborghti LAURENT 1956
Atractaspis boulengeri matschiensis WERNER 1897 
Common NamesMole Viper 
SynonymAtractaspis boulengeri MOCQUARD 1897: 16
Atractaspis matschiensis WERNER 1897
Atractaspis boulengeri — WELCH 1994: 21
Atractaspis boulengeri — TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995: 42
Atractaspis boulengeri — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Atractaspis boulengeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 64

Atractaspis boulengeri matschiensis WERNER 1897
Atractaspis boulengeri matschiensis — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007

Atractaspis boulengeri schultzei (STERNFELD 1917)
Atractaspis schultzei STERNFELD 1917: 489 
DistributionGabon, Cameroon, W/C/E Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville), Central African Republic

boulengeri: Gabon

matschiensis: Cameroon

mixta: Zaire

schmidti: Zaire

schultzei: Congo

vanderborghti: Zaire (Kivu)

Type locality: “”Lambarene, Gabon” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1896-562, a 202 mm specimen.
Holotype: SMF 21082 [schultzei] 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after George Albert Boulenger (1858 - 1937), herpetologist at the British Museum of Natural History, London. 
References
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Laurent, R.F. 1945. Contribution a la connaissance du Genre Atractaspis A. Smith. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 38: 312-343
  • Laurent,R.F. 1956. Contribution à l'herpetologie de la région des Grandes Lacs de l'Afrique centrale. Ann. Mus. Roy. Congo Belge (Sci. Zool.), 48: 1-390
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1897. Sur une collection de Reptiles recueillis par M. Haug, à Lambaréné. Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris, (8) 9: 5-20 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld,R. 1917. Reptilia und Amphibia. In: Schubotz, H. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition, 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolph Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, [Band] 1, Zoologie, Lieferung 11; S. 407-510. - get paper here
  • Trape, J. F. 1985. Les serpents de la region de Dimonika (Mayombe, Republique Popilaire du Congo. Revue de zoologie africaine 99 (2): 135-140
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995. Les serpents du Congo: liste commentée et clé de détermination. Journal of African Zoology 109 (1): 31-50
  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1897. Über Reptilien und Batrachier aus Togoland, Kamerun und Tunis aus dem Kgl. Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Verh. Zool.-Bot. Ges., Wien 47: 395-407
 
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