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Dispholidus punctatus LAURENT, 1955

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDispholidus typus punctatus LAURENT 1955: 129
Dispholidus punctatus — EIMERMACHER 2012: 61
Dispholidus typus punctatus — MARQUES et al. 2018
Dispholidus typus punctatus — HUGHES 2021
Dispholidus punctatus — TRAPE & COLLET 2021 
DistributionAngola, Zaire, Zambia, DRC (Congo)

Type locality: “Dundo, Angola”  
Reproductionegg-laying (oviparous). 
TypesHolotype: RMCA (= MRAC) 17395, Paratypes in ZFMK, IRSNB, CM, and RMNH but not in FMNH (fide A. Resetar, pers. comm., 4 Feb 2019); other types in MD (Museu Dundo) 
Diagnosis 
CommentVenomous!

Diet: feeds mainly on chamaeleons and other tree lizards, nestling birds and eggs;

Distribution: For a map see Eimermacher 2012: 59 (Fig. 2.8).

See also D. typus. 
References
  • Eimermacher, T.G. 2012. Phylogenetic Systematics Of Dispholidine Colubrids (Serpentes: Colubridae). PhD Thesis, UT Arlington, 109 pp. - get paper here
  • HUGHES, Barry 2021. Description of a new species of Boomslang (Dispholidus Duvernoy, 1832) from the island of Pemba (Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania). Bull. Soc. Herp. France 177: 47-64 - get paper here
  • Laurent, R.F. 1955. Diagnoses preliminaires des quelques Serpents venimeux. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 51: 127-139
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Pietersen, Darren, Verburgt, Luke & Davies, John 2021. Snakes and other reptiles of Zambia and Malawi. Struik Nature / Penguin Random House South Africa, 376 pp., ISBN 9781775847373
  • TRAPE, Jean-François & Marcel COLLET 2021. Nouvelles données sur les serpents du sud-est du Katanga (République démocratique du Congo). Bull. Soc. Herp. Fr. (2021) 179 | 11-26 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
 
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