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Chamaelycus werneri (MOCQUARD, 1902)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLycophidium werneri MOCQUARD 1902: 412
Chamaelycus werneri — BOGERT 1940
Chamaelycus werneri — HUGHES 1983
Chamaelycus werneri — LEBRETON 1999
Chamaelycus werneri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 157 
DistributionCameroon ?, Gabon (fide MOCQUARD 1902), Congo (Brazzaville)

Type locality: "à environ 50 kilomètres an Sud-Ouest de Lambaréné, Gabon."  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1901.0551, a 350 mm female (Haug) 
CommentDistribution: not listed for Cameroon by CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007. 
EtymologyNamed after Franz Werner (1867-1939), Austrian zoologist. 
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bogert,C.M. 1940. Herpetological results of the Vernay Angola Expedition. I. Snakes, including an arrangement of the African Colubridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 77: 1-107
  • Hughes, B. 1983. African snake faunas. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 34: 311-356 - get paper here
  • LeBreton, Matthew 1999. A working checklist of the herpetofauna of Cameroon. Netherlands Committee for IUCN, 160 pp.
  • Mocquard, F. 1902. Sur des reptiles et batraciens de l’Afrique Orientale Anglaise, du Gabon et de la Guinée Francaise (Région de Kouroussa). Bulletin du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 8: 404—417. - get paper here
  • 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. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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