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Dipsadoboa underwoodi RASMUSSEN, 1993

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDipsadoboa underwoodi RASMUSSEN 1993
Dipsadoboa underwoodi — PAUWELS et al. 2006
Dipsadoboa underwoodi — BÖHME et al. 2011: 58
Dipsadoboa underwoodi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 231 
DistributionCameroon, Gabon (Pauwels et al. 2006), Togo, Guinea (Conakry), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana

Type locality: Bibundi, Cameroon. [Mukunjefarm , Mudame (4°35'N 9°31'E) fide J. Hallermann (pers. comm.)] 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 162E/1909, paratypes: ZSM, ZMUC, BMNH, BH, CAS, CMNH, FMNH, MHNG, MNHN, NMW, USNM, ZMB 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Garth Leon Underwood (1919-2002), British herpetologist (obituary in Copeia 2003: 222-225). See Historical perspective by Stewart 2003 and obituary by McCarthy 2003. 
References
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Carlino, P. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2015. An Updated Reptile List of Ivindo National Park, the Herpetofaunal Hotspot of Gabon. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 50(3): 25-39 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • McCarthy, Colin J. 2003. Obituary: GARTH LEON UNDERWOOD 1919–2002. Copeia 2003 (1): 222–225 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; Christy, P. & honorez, A. 2006. Reptiles and National Parks in Gabon, Western Central Africa. Hamadryad 30 (1-2): 181-196 - get paper here
  • Rasmussen J B 1993. A taxonomic review of the Dipsadoboa unicolor complex, including a phylogenetic analysis of the genus (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Boiginae). Steenstrupia 19 (4): 129-196
  • Segniagbeto GLazcano. H., Trape J. F., David P., Ohler A., Dubois A. & Glitho I. A. 2011. The snake fauna of Togo: systematics, distribution and biogeography, with remarks on selected taxonomic problems. Zoosystema 33 (3): 325-360. DOI: 10.5252/z2011n3a4 - get paper here
  • STEWART, MARGARET M. 2003. Historical perspective: GARTH UNDERWOOD. Copeia 2003 (2): 415–418 - 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
  • 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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