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Causus rasmusseni BROADLEY, 2014

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCausus rasmusseni BROADLEY 2014
Causus cf. rasmusseni — CONRADIE et al. 2016 
DistributionZambia (from Ikelenge to Lalumbila), Angola ?

Type locality: Ikelenge, Mwililunga District, north-western Zambia.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: NMZB 10704, an adult female from. Purchased from a local resident, 8 October 1990.
Allotype: NMZB 10722, a small adult male with the same data as the holotype, but purchased on 9 October 1990. 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: Presence in Angola questionable fide Marques et al. 2018. Conradie’s specimen may be Causus rhombeatus. 
Etymology 
References
  • Broadley, D.G. 2014. A NEW SPECIES OF CAUSUS LICHTENSTEIN FROM THE CONGO/ZAMBEZI WATERSHED IN NORTH-WESTERN ZAMBIA (REPTILIA: SQUAMATA: VIPERIDAE). Arnoldia Zimbabwe 10 (29): 341-350
  • Metallinou M, Weinell JL, Karin BR, Conradie W, Wagner P, Schmitz A, Jackman TR, Bauer AM. 2016. A single origin of extreme matrotrophy in African mabuyine skinks. Biology Letters 12: 20160430
 
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