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Chamaelycus christyi BOULENGER, 1919

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesChristy's Banded Snake 
SynonymChamaelycus christyi BOULENGER 1919
Chamaelycus christyi — BROADLEY 1998
Chamaelycus christyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 157 
DistributionE Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville)

Type locality: "Madié (district de l'Ituri), Congo Belge” [=Medje] Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MRAC, a 370 mm male (C. Christy, 1912-1914). 
CommentType species: Chamaelycus christyi BOULENGER 1919 is the type species of the genus Chamaelycus BOULENGER 1919. 
Etymologynamed after the “Ministere des Colonies”, Dr. C. Christy, who provided the types to Boulenger. 
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1919. Batraciens et reptiles cecueillis par le Dr. C. Christy dans les districts de Stanleyville, Haut-Uelé et Ituri en 1912-1914. Rev. zool. afr., Bruxelles, 7 (1): 1-29
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1990. Note sur une collection de serpents du Congo avec description d'une espèce nouvelle. Rev. Zool. Afr. (J. Afr. Zool.) 104: 375-383
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Witte, G. F. de 1963. The colubrid snake genera Chamaelycus Boulenger and Oophilositum Parker. Copeia 1963 (4): 634-636 - get paper here
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