Crotaphopeltis degeni (BOULENGER, 1906)
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||Degen’s Herald Snake, Yellow-flanked snake|
|Synonym||Leptodira degeni BOULENGER 1906: 572|
Crotaphopeltis degeni — BARBOUR & AMARAL 1927: 26
Crotaphopeltis degeni — ANGENSTEIN 1996
Crotaphopeltis degeni — RASMUSSEN 1997
Crotaphopeltis degeni — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
|Distribution||S Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania (relict population), E Central African Republic, Cameroon (RASMUSSEN 1997, 2000)|
Type locality: Entebbe, Uganda. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Syntypes: BMNH 1918.104.22.168-97|
|Comment||Not listed for Tanzania by BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991.|
DIAGNOSIS A semiaquatic species of Crotaphopeltis of the Central African Plateau with the following character combination: 19 scale rows at mid-body, dorsal scales smooth all over the body; 15-19 + II maxillary teeth; 31-41 (male) and 25-38 (female) subcaudals; hemipenis extending to subcaudal scute No.7-II and usually provided with five enlarged spines proximally; dorsum dark brown, grey or almost black, no white specks or temporal marks, pigment On lower jaw usually restricted to the last infralabial; venter cream or pale yellowish; underside of tail whitish, with a more or less distinctly pigmented, median stripe, usually but not always, starting just behind the anal shield [from RASMUSSEN et al. 2000].