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Bitis peringueyi (BOULENGER, 1888)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Peringuey's Adder, Dwarf Puff Adder
G: Zwergpuffotter, Namibviper 
SynonymVipera peringueyi BOULENGER 1888: 141
Bitis peringueyi — WELCH 1994: 29
Bitis (Calechidna) peringueyi — LENK et al. 1999
Bitis peringueyi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 365
Bitis peringueyi — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007 
DistributionNamibia, S Angola

Type locality: "Damaraland, 10 miles east of Walfisch Bay" [Namibia]. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: SAM ZR 1852, now possibly lost, according to Golay et ai. (1993:263). 
CommentVenomous! 
References
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1888. On new or little known South African reptiles. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 2: 136-141 - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Cimatti, E. 2007. Namibia - Introduction to a vast territory. Reptilia (GB) (50): 58-67 - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Terralog 15, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 150 pp.
  • Herrmann,H. W.; Joger,U.; Lenk,P. & Wink,M. 1999. Morphological and molecular phylogenies of viperines: conflicting evidence?. Kaupia (Darmstadt) (8): 21-30 - get paper here
  • Lenk,P.; Herrmann,H. W.; Joger,U. & Wink,M. 1999. Phylogeny and taxonomic subdivision of Bitis (Reptilia: Viperidae) based on molecular evidence. Kaupia (Darmstadt) (8): 31-38 - get paper here
  • Mallow, D. Ludwig, D. & Nilson, G. 2003. True Vipers: Natural History and Toxinology of Old World Vipers. Krieger, Malabar, Florida, 410 pp. [review in HR 35: 200, Reptilia 35: 74]
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • Preißler, Dieter and Dieter Schmidt 2012. Zur Geschichte des Serum-Depot Berlin/Europe e. V. Draco 13 (51): 72-83 - get paper here
  • Robinson, Michael D.;Hughes, David A. 1978. Observations on the natural history of Peringuey's adder, Bitis peringueyi (Boulenger) (Reptilia: Viperidae) Annals of the Transvaal Museum 31 (16): 189-193, 3 plates - get paper here
  • VISSER, J. 2010. Bitis peringueyi (Boulenger, 1888) Mortality Afr. Herp News (52): 16-18
  • Wagner, Philipp & Thomas M. Wilms 2010. A crowned devil: new species of Cerastes Laurenti, 1768 (Ophidia, Viperidae) from Tunisia, with two nomenclatural comments. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 297–306 - get paper here
 
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