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Dipsadoboa werneri (BOULENGER, 1897)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesWerner's Green Tree Snake 
SynonymLeptodira werneri BOULENGER 1897: 281
Dipsas obtusa WERNER 1895 (nec Dipsas obtusa REUSS 1834)
Dipsadomorphus reticulatus WERNER 1909: 55
Crotaphopeltis werneri LOVERIDGE 1933: 32
Dipsadoboa werneri - LAURENT 1951: 210
Crotaphopeltis werneri werneri LOVERIDGE 1959: 39
Dipsadoboa werneri - RASMUSSEN 1986
Dipsadoboa werneri — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 31
Dipsadoboa werneri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 232 
DistributionTanzania (Usambara Mountains)

Type locality: Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. 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.
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.8.32 (and possibly additional specimens).
Holotype: SMNS 3120 [Dipsadomorphus reticulatus WERNER 1909] 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1897. Description of a new snake from Usambara, German East Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 19: 281 - 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
  • Menegon, Michele; Nike Doggart, Nisha Owen 2008. The Nguru mountains of Tanzania, an outstanding hotspot of herpetofaunal diversity. Acta Herpetologica 3 (2): 107-127
  • 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
  • Rasmussen,J.B. 1986. On the taxonomic status of Dipsadoboa werneri (BOULENGER), D. shrevei (LOVERIDGE), and Crotaphopeltis hotamboiea kageleri UTHMÖLLER (Boiginae, Serpentes). Amphibia-Reptilia 7: 51-73 - get paper here
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
  • Schlüter, A. & Hallermann, J. 1997. The Type Specimens in the Herpetological Collection of the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde in Stuttgart. Stuttgarter Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A (553): 1-15 - 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
  • 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.
  • Werner,F. 1909. Beschreibung neuer Reptilien aus dem Kgl. Naturalienkabinett in Stuttgart. Jahreshefte Ver. vaterl. Naturk. Württ. 65: 55-63 - get paper here
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