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Dasypeltis parascabra TRAPE, MEDIANNIKOV & TRAPE, 2012

IUCN Red List - Dasypeltis parascabra - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDasypeltis parascabra TRAPE, MEDIANNIKOV & TRAPE 2012
Dasypeltis parascabra — WALLACH et al. 2014: 211 
DistributionGuinea (Conakry), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria

Type locality: Dalakan, Guinea (9°58’N, 9°32’W) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 2010.0438, previously IRD 1555-G, collected between June and October 2005, by a villager who gave it to JF Trape (Fig. 3).
Paratypes: IRSNB, MNHN 
CommentDiagnosis: The genetic results and the following characters: nasal entire, dark rhombic pattern with the pigment uniformly distributed on scales and the lateral bars alternating with the dorsal saddles (‘‘not-linked scabra’’ pattern of Gans [1]). Head with two transversal black bars between the nasals and the eyes, and two or three V shaped black bars on the back of the head and the nape.

Distribution: see map in GÖTHEL 2015: 19. 
EtymologyThe name of the new species refers to its close resemblance to D. scabra. 
References
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Die Eierschlangenarten Afrikas. Draco 16 (61): 78-92 - get paper here
  • Göthel, Helmut 2015. Die Pazifisten unter den Schlangen – Afrikanische Eierschlangen der Gattung Dasypeltis. Draco 16 (61): 6-21 - get paper here
  • TRAPE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS & CELLOU BALDÉ 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900 (3): 301–338
  • Trape, S.; Mediannikov, O.; Trape, J.F. 2012. When colour patterns reflect phylogeography: New species of Dasypeltis (Serpentes: Colubridae: Boigini) from West Africa. Comptes Rendus Biologies 335 (7): 488–501 - 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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