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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesDasypeltis medici lamuensis GANS 1957
Dasypeltis medici medici (BIANCONI 1859) 
Common NamesE: East African Egg Eater
G: Ostafrikanische Eierschlange (lamuensis: Östliche O.E.) 
SynonymDasypeltis medici medici (BIANCONI 1859)
Dipsas Medici BIANCONI 1859
Dasypeltis scabra var. bianconii BOETTGER 1893: 132
Dasypeltis scaber var. fasciolata PETERS 1868: 451
Dasypeltis elongata MOCQUARD 1888: 131
Dasypeltis medici medici — RASMUSSEN 1981: 180
Dasypeltis medici medici — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 32
Dasypeltis medici — BROADLEY et al. 2003: 231
Dasypeltis medici — WALLACH et al. 2014: 211

Dasypeltis medici lamuensis GANS 1957
Dasypeltis palmarum PETERS 1878 (not of LEACH!)
Dasypeltis scabra var. F BOULENGER 1894 (part.)
Dasypeltis scaber UTHMÖLLER 1934 (part.)
Dasypeltis scaber LOVERIDGE 1936 (part.)
Dasypeltis scaber SCORTECCI 1939: 276 (part.)
Dasypeltis scaber medici LOVERIDGE 1939 (part.)
Dasypeltis medici lamuensis — LANZA 1988
Dasypeltis medici lamuensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 32
Dasypeltis medici lamuensis — GÖTHEL 2015 
DistributionS Kenya, Tanzania, N/C Mozambique, Malawi, NE Zimbabwe, Somalia, Zambia, NE Republic of South Africa (Kwazulu Natal), Swaziland

lamuensis: coastal Somalia, south through Kenya to NE Tanzania at Mount Kilimanjaro and Moshi; Type locality: Lamu Island, Kenya.

Type locality: Mozambique; probably Inhambane (fide BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991) Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 5737 [Dasypeltis scaber var. fasciolata PETERS 1868] 
CommentSynonymy after GANS 1957.

Distribution: see map in GÖTHEL 2015: 19. 
References
  • Bianconi, J.J. 1859. Specimina Zoologica Mosambicana. Bononiae, fasc. 1-16, ii+406 pp. First published in Mem. R. Accad. Sci. Inst. Bologna 10: 501 - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1893. Uebersicht der von Prof. C. Keller anlässlich der Ruspolischen Expedition nach den Somaliländern gesammelten Reptilien und Batrachier. (Schluss). Zool. Anz. 16 (417): 129- 132. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. & Blaylock 2013. The Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 387 pp. [book review in Sauria 35 (2): 59 and Copeia 2014: 388] - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • Broadley, D.G.; Doria, C.T. & Wigge, J. 2003. Snakes of Zambia. An Atlas and Field Guide. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 280 pp. [review in Sauria 26 (3): 21]
  • Gans,C. 1957. Dasypeltis medici lamuensis, a new race of egg-eating snkae (Ophidia, Reptilia) from coastal East Africa. Breviora (79): 1-13 - get paper here
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Die Eierschlangenarten Afrikas. Draco 16 (61): 78-92 - get paper here
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Nachzucht von Afrikanischen Eierschlangen. Draco 16 (61): 62-69 - get paper here
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Evolutionsbiologische Betrachtungen. Draco 16 (61): 38-45 - get paper here
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Das Fressverhalten Afrikanischer Eierschlangen. Draco 16 (61): 28-37 - get paper here
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Abgepacktes Futter – Vogeleier als Nahrungsquelle. Draco 16 (61): 22-27 - get paper here
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Die Pazifisten unter den Schlangen – Afrikanische Eierschlangen der Gattung Dasypeltis. Draco 16 (61): 6-21 - get paper here
  • Hermann, R. 1994. Anmerkungen über eine unerwartete Nachzucht der ostafrikanischen Eierschlange Dasypeltis medici lamuensis GANS 1957. Sauria 16 (3): 3-10 - get paper here
  • Jacobs, Jan-Cor 2004. The Eastern-African eggsnake Dasypeltis medici (lamuensis). Litteratura Serpentium 24 (2): 57-66 - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, Niels H.G.; Errol W. Pietersen & Darren W. Pietersen 2010. A preliminary herpetological survey of the Vilanculos Coastal Wildlife Sanctuary on the San Sebastian Peninsula, Vilankulo, Mozambique. Herpetology Notes 3: 181-193 - get paper here
  • Kulmus, H. 1985. Einige Anmerkungen zur Zucht und Haltung von Eierschlangen. Herpetofauna 7 (36): 23-34 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988]
  • Loveridge,A. 1936. Scientific results of an expedition to rain forest regions in Eastern Africa. V. Reptiles. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 79 (5): 209-337 - get paper here
  • Malonza, Vincent; Beryl A. Bwong, Vincent Muchai 2011. Kitobo Forest of Kenya, a unique hotspot of herpetofaunal divers. Acta Herpetologica 6 (2): 149-160 - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 1995. The Encyclopedia of Snakes. New York: Facts on File, 256 pp.
  • Paterna, <br />Alessandro 2017. Reproduction Cycle of the Eastern Egg-Eater Snake Dasypeltis medici medici (Bianconi, 1859) in Captivity Russ. J. Herpetol. 24 (3): 228-234 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1868. Über eine neue Nagergattung, Chiropodomys penicullatus, sowie über einige neue oder weniger bekannte Amphibien und Fische. M. Ber. k. preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1868 : 448-461 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1878. Über die von Hrn. J. M. Hildebrandt während seiner letzten ostafrikanischen Reise gesammelten Säugethiere und Amphibien. Mber. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1878: 194-209
  • Rasmussen,J.B. 1981. The snakes from the rainforest of the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania: a checklist and key. Salamandra 17 (3-4): 173-188 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Uthmöller,W. 1934. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Schlangenfauna des Kilimandscharo (Tanganyika Territory, ehemaliges Deutsch-Ostafrika). Temminckia, Leiden 2: 97-134
  • Vats, Rajeev; Ignas Safari 2014. Diversity of Snakes at the University of Dodoma Campus, Tanzania. American Journal of Zoological Research, 2 (3): 41-45 - 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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