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Atractaspis duerdeni GOUGH, 1907

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Atractaspidinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDuerden's Or Beaked Burrowing Asp 
SynonymAtractaspis duerdeni GOUGH 1907
Atractaspis duerdini [sic] — AUERBACH 1987: 180
Atractaspis duerdeni — BROADLEY 1991: 497
Atractaspis duerdeni — MATTISON 1995: 231
Atractaspis duerdeni — MATTISON 2007: 226
Atractaspis duerdeni — GOWER et al. 2012: 112
Atractaspis duerdeni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 65 
DistributionNamibia, SE Botswana, NE Republic of South Africa (Transvaal)

Type locality: Serowe, Botswana. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMG = Albany Museum (without number); now transferred to the Port Elizabeth Museum fide BROADLEY 1991. 
CommentVenomous! Not listed as such in WELCH 1994. Atractaspis duerdeni is sympatric with A. bibronii throughout its range. 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Broadley, D. & Blaylock 2013. The Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 387 pp. [book review in Sauria 35 (2): 59 and Copeia 2014: 388] - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1991. A review of the southern African stiletto snakes of the genus Atractaspis A.Smith (Serpentes: Atractaspididae). Arnoldia 9 (36): 495-517
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Gough, L.H. 1907. Description of a new species of Atractaspis collected at Serowe, North Eastern Kalahari. Rec. Albany Mus. 2: 178-179 - get paper here
  • Gower, D.; Garrett, K. & Stafford, P. 2012. Snakes. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY,<br />144 p..
  • Griffin, M. G., Panagis, C. & Berriman,N. 1989. The Eastern National Water Carrier: a preliminary assessment of its impact on the herpetofauna. Jour. Herp. Ass. Afr. 36: 36-37 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 1995. The Encyclopedia of Snakes. New York: Facts on File, 256 pp.
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • 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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