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Cerastes boehmei WAGNER & WILMS, 2010

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Viperinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCerastes boehmei WAGNER & WILMS 2010
Cerastes boehmei — LIVIGNI 2013: 279
Cerastes boehmei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 153 
DistributionC Tunisia

Type locality: Tunisia, SW Remada, east of Djebel National Park, close to the road midway between Beni Kadeche (Bani Kheddache) and Ksar el Hallouf. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 58054. Female specimen, leg. T. Holtmann, 1991. 
CommentDiagnosis. 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. 
EtymologyNamed “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”. 
References
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • Wagner, Philipp & Thomas M. Wilms 2010. A crowned devil: new species of Cerastes Laurenti, 1768 (Ophidia, Viperidae) from Tunisia, with two nomenclatural comments. Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 297–306 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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