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Atractaspis engdahli LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON, 1913

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Atractaspidinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMole Viper 
SynonymAtractaspis engdahli LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913
Atractaspis engdahli — WELCH 1994: 23
Atractaspis engdahli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 64 
DistributionSomalia, NE Kenya

Type locality: “Kismayu, Somalia” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: NHRM 2421, a 415 mm specimen (T. Engdahl), other specimen not traced. 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Lönnberg, E. and Andersson, L.G. 1913. On a collection of reptiles from Kismayu. Arkiv för Zoologi 8: 1-6
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - 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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