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Crotaphopeltis braestrupi RASMUSSEN, 1985

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTana Herald Snake 
SynonymCrotaphopeltis braestrupi RASMUSSEN 1985
Crotaphopeltis braestrupi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 199
Crotaphopeltis braestrupi — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 523 
DistributionS Somalia (Bay, Jubbada Dhexe, Jubbada Hoose, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Shabeellaha Hoose), SE Kenya

Type locality: “Lower Juba Valley: ca. Mareri, Juba Sugar Project, Somalia” [= N and S of Mareri (0°26’N, 42°43’E, elevation 20 m), Lower Juba Valley, SE Jubbada Dhexe Region, S Somalia].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: CAS 153373 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Frits Wimpffen Braestrup (1906-1999), a Curator at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen, and an expert on earwigs. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Rasmussen J B 1985. A new species of Crotaphopeltis from east Africa, with remarks on the identity of Dipsas hippocrepis Reinhardt, 1843 (Serpentes: Boiginae). Steenstrupia 11 (4): 113-129
  • Roman, B. 1974. Deux espèces du genre Crotaphopeltis (Colubridés Ophistoglyphes) dans le territoire de Haute-Volta: Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia (Laurent) et Crotaphopeltis acarina n. sp. Notes et documents Voltaïques 8 (1): 13 pp
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • Trape, J.-F. & Mané, Y. 2006. Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale. Savane et désert. [Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger]. IRD Editions, Paris, 226 pp. - get paper here
  • 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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