You are here » home advanced search search results Boaedon radfordi

Boaedon radfordi GREENBAUM, PORTILLO, JACKSON & KUSAMBA, 2015

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Boaedon radfordi?

Add your own observation of
Boaedon radfordi »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRadford’s House Snake 
SynonymBoaedon radfordi GREENBAUM, PORTILLO, JACKSON & KUSAMBA 2015 
DistributionDemocratic Republic of Congo (Orientale), SW Uganda

Type locality: Shatuma-Abis village, Lendu Plateau, Orientale Province, DRC (2.01315° N, 30.84066° E, 2 000 m elevation).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UTEP 20995 (field no. EBG 2422), an adult male. Collected by Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Moninga, Mwenebatu M. Aristote and Eli Greenbaum on 7 July 2009.
Paratopotype: UTEP 20996 (field no. EBG 2421), an adult male from Shatuma-Abis village, Lendu Plateau, Orientale Province, DRC (2.01315° N, 30.84066° E, 2 000 m). Collected by Chifundera Kusamba, Wandege M. Moninga, Mwenebatu M. Aristote and Eli Greenbaum on 7 July 2009. 
CommentHabitat: terrestrial; forests (and recently deforested areas) in the Albertine Rift, including lowland rainforest, transitional forest, and montane forest. The type specimens were found underground by local farmers tilling their fields during the day, suggesting the species is adaptable to non-forested habitats.

Distribution: likely in Rwanda and Burundi 
EtymologyNamed after Mr Larry Radford of the Buffalo Zoological Gardens, a keeper and African snake enthusiast, who served as the first herpetology mentor to EG from 1984 to 1992. 
References
  • Greenbaum, Eli; Frank Portillo, Kate Jackson & Chifundera Kusamba 2015. A phylogeny of Central African Boaedon (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), with the description of a new cryptic species from the Albertine Rift. African Journal of Herpetology 64 (1): 18–38 - get paper here
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Boaedon&species=radfordi

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator