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Elapsoidea broadleyi JAKOBSEN, 1997

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymElapsoidea broadleyi JAKOBSEN 1997
Elapsoidea loveridgei (not PARKER 1949) — LANZA 1983
Elapsoidea broadleyi — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007
Elapsoidea broadleyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 266 
DistributionS Somalia

Type locality: "Gelib (=Jilib, 0˚28'N, 42˚50'E), Somalia."  
TypesHolotype: MZUF 21658, a 770 mm male (G. T. Castellani, 1970). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: An Elapsoidea with 172-180 ventrals in males, 165 in female; head and dorsum pale brown, without any trace of paler bands (Figs. 13); ventrum creamy white; three lower labials in contact with each anterior sublingual (100%); dorsal scale rows on neck 15; relative position of heart 22.2-22.7 % VS (ventral scute) in males and 24.2 %VS in female. 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Donald G. Broadley (1932-2016), famous African herpetologist. See Bates & Branch 2018 for an obituary. 
  • Bates, Michael F. & William R. Branch 2018. End of an era for African Herpetology—An obituary for a remarkable man: Donald George Broadley (29 May 1932 – 10 March 2016). African Journal of Herpetology, DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2018.1437085 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa - Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Jakobsen A. 1997. A review of some East African members of the genus Elapsoidea Bocage with the description of a new species from Somalia and a key for the genus (Reptilia, Serpentes, Elapidae). Steenstrupia 22: 59-82.
  • Lanza, B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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