Cerastes boehmei WAGNER & WILMS, 2010
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cerastes boehmei?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Cerastes boehmei WAGNER & WILMS 2010|
Cerastes boehmei — LIVIGNI 2013: 279
Cerastes boehmei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 153
Type locality: Tunisia, SW Remada, east of Djebel National Park, close to the road midway between Beni Kadeche (Bani Kheddache) and Ksar el Hallouf.
|Types||Holotype: ZFMK 58054. Female specimen, leg. T. Holtmann, 1991.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. This new species of Cerastes is characterized by: (a) head depressed, eyes on the lateral part of the head but slightly directed upwards; (b) supraocular coronets (crowns) present, consist of several sulcated, medium sized scales, instead of the supraocular horn formed by a single sulcated long scale in C. cerastes or C. gasperettii; (c) nostril slit-shaped; (d) low number of interorbital scales; (e) 19–26–16 dorsal scale rows around fore-, mid- and hind body.|
|Comment||Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016).|
|Etymology||Named “in deep respect, after our ‘scientific father’ Prof. Dr Wolfgang Böhme, deputy director and head of the Herpetology section at the Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, for his contributions to African herpetology”.|