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Buhoma depressiceps (WERNER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, incertae sedis, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesBuhoma depressiceps marlieri (LAURENT 1956)
Buhoma depressiceps depressiceps (WERNER 1897) 
Common NamesPale-headed forest snake 
SynonymTropidonotus depressiceps WERNER 1897
Geodipsas mapanjensis ANDERSSON 1901
Geodipsas depressiceps — WERNER 1913: 27
Geodipsas depressiceps — SCHMIDT 1923: 101
Geodipsas depressiceps depressiceps — TRAPE 1985
Geodipsas depressiceps — TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995: 41
Buhoma depressiceps — ZIEGLER et al. 1997
Buhoma depressiceps — PAUWELS et al. 2002
Buhoma depressiceps depressiceps — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007
Buhoma depressiceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 126
Buhoma depressiceps — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 414

Buhoma depressiceps marlieri (LAURENT 1956)
Geodipsas depressiceps marlieri LAURENT 1956
Geodipsas depressiceps marlieri — PITMAN 1974 
DistributionCameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, N?, C/E/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville), Central African Republic, Uganda

Type locality: Barombi, SE Cameroon

marlieri: Uganda; Type locality: Mwana, 1650 m [elevation], Terr. de Mwenga, Kivu  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: ZMB, 331 and 277 mm specimens (Preuss).
Holotype: MRAC (was RGMC) 18091, female [marlieri] 
CommentSynonymy: Kaiser et al. 2013 considered the generic name Swileserpens Hoser 2012 invalid and rejected its use instead of Buhoma. 
References
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