You are here » home advanced search Causus lichtensteinii

Causus lichtensteinii (JAN, 1859)

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesForest night adder 
SynonymAspidelaps lichtensteinii JAN 1859
Causus lichtensteinii – DUMÉRIL 1859
H(eterodon) lichtensteinii – JAN 1859
Dinodipsas angulifera PETERS 1882
Causus lichtensteinii – BOULENGER 1896: 470
Causus lichtensteinii — SCHMIDT 1923: 135
Causus lichtensteinii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 231
Causus lichtensteinii — RÖDEL & MAHSBERG 2000
Causus lichtensteinii — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007 
DistributionKenya, Uganda, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire; except in the N), Congo (Brazzaville), Central African Republic, Cameroon, Nigeria, probably Benin (Hughes 2013), Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Gabon, Guinea

Type locality: Gold Coast 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.
 
TypesTYPE(S): Not in NMBA, according to Hughes and Barry, 1969. Lost, according to Golay et aI., 1993, Endogly. Venom. Snakes World, 478 pp.[265]. 
CommentVenomous! The description by SCHMIDT (1923) is available online (see URL below).

Distribution: not listed for Togo by Segniagbeto et al. 2012. Not in Benin fide ULLENBRUCH et al. 2010. 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Martin Hinrich Lichtenstein (1780-1857), German-born physician and naturalist. 
References
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), wit a country-wide checklist Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1991. The Herpetofauna of Northern Mwinilunga Distr., Northw. Zambia. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 9 (37): 519-538
  • Broadley, D.G.; Doria, C.T. & Wigge, J. 2003. Snakes of Zambia. An Atlas and Field Guide. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 280 pp. [review in Sauria 26 (3): 21]
  • Broadley, Donald G. and F. P. D. Cotterill. 2004. The reptiles of southeast Katanga, an overlooked 'hot spot'. [Congo] African Journal of Herpetology 53 (1): 35-61. - get paper here
  • Burger, M.; Branch, W.R. & Channing, A. 2004. Amphibians and Reptiles of Monts Doudou, Gabon: Species Turnover Along an Elevational Gradient. California Academy of Sciences Memoir 28: 145–186
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Cope, E.D. 1883. On Dinodipsas and Causus. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1883: 57 - get paper here
  • CORTI, C.; F.M. ANGELICI; G.C. AKANI; L. LUISELLI; M.A.L. ZUFFI; Z. TOOZE 2001. The ecological distribution of Causus Wagler 1830 (Viperidae) in Nigeria, with special reference to C. resimus (Peters 1862) and C. lichtensteini (Jan 1859), two species rarely recorded from this country. Tropical Zoology 14: 185-195 - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa/Giftschlangen Afrikas. Terralog 15, Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 150 pp.
  • Duméril 1859. Arch. Mus., 10: 217.
  • Hughes, B. 2013. Snakes of Bénin, West Africa. Bull. Soc. Herp. Fr. 144: 101-159
  • Hughes, B. & Barry,D.H. 1969. The snakes of Ghana: a checklist and key. Bull. Inst. Franc. Afrique Noire A, 31: 1004-1041
  • JACOBSEN, N.H.G. 2009. A contribution to the herpetofauna of the Passendro Area, Central African Republic. Afr. Herp News (47): 2-20
  • Jan, G. 1859. Rev. Mag. Zool., 1859: 511.
  • Loveridge, A. 1956. On snakes collected in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by J.S. Owen, Esq. Sudan Notes Rec. 36: 37-56 [1955]
  • Loveridge,A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - 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.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; Kamdem Toham, A. & Chimsunchart, C. 2002. Recherches sur l’herpétofaune du Massif du Chaillu, Gabon. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique (Biologie) 72: 47-57 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1882. Über eine neue Gattung und Art der Vipernattern, Dinodipsas angulifera, aus Südamerica. Sitzungsber. Königl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1882 (40): 893-896
  • Phelps, T. 2010. Old World Vipers. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 558 pp. [critical review in Sauria 33 (3): 19 and HR 43: 503]
  • Pitman,C.R.S. 1974. A guide to the snakes of Uganda. Codicote, Wheldon & Wesley, L., 290 pp.
  • Rödel M O; Mahsberg D 2000. Vorläufige Liste der Schlangen des Tai-Nationalparks/Elfenbeinküste und angrenzender Gebiete. Salamandra 36 (1): 25-38
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1923. Contributions to the herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the collection of the American Museum Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part II. Snakes, with field notes by Herbert Lang and James P. Chapin. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 49 (1): 1-146
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2001. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147]
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995. Les serpents du Congo: liste commentée et clé de détermination. Journal of African Zoology 109 (1): 31-50
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator