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Elapsoidea loveridgei PARKER, 1949

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesElapsoidea loveridgei colleti LAURENT 1956
Elapsoidea loveridgei loveridgei PARKER 1949
Elapsoidea loveridgei multicincta LAURENT 1956 
Common NamesLoveridge's Garter Snake, East African Garter Snake 
SynonymElapsoidea sundevallii loveridgei PARKER 1949: 96
Elapsoidea loveridgei — BROADLEY 1971
Elapsoidea loveridgei loveridgei — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 24
Elapsoidea loveridgei loveridgei — BROADLEY in GOLAY et al. 1993: 133
Elapsoidea loveridgei — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 591
Elapsoidea loveridgei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 266
Elapsoidea loveridgei — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 546

Elapsoidea loveridgei multicincta LAURENT 1956
Elapsoidea decosteri multicincta LAURENT 1956
Elapsoidea sundevallii multicincta
Elapsoidea loveridgei multicincta — PITMAN 1974
Elapsoidea loveridgei multicincta — WELCH 1994: 59
Elapsoidea loveridgei multicincta — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007

Elapsoidea loveridgei colleti LAURENT 1956
Elapsoidea decosteri colleti LAURENT 1956
Elapsoidea sundevallii colleti
Elapsoidea loveridgei colleti — PITMAN 1974
Elapsoidea loveridgei colleti — WELCH 1994: 59
Elapsoidea loveridgei colleti — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007 
DistributionN/E Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Sudan, N Burundi, N Tanzania, Rwanda, S Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda

loveridgei: S Kenya, N Tanzania; Type locality: Machakos, Kenya.

colleti: E Zaire, SW Uganda, Rwanda; Type locality: Astrida, Rwanda.

multicincta: NE Zaire, Uganda, W Kenya, N Tanzania, S Ethiopia; Type locality: Dramba, Uele, Zaire.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.23.57
Holotype: Musée royal d l’Afrique centrale (Tervuren), R-18650 [colleti]
Holotype: Musée royal d l’Afrique centrale (Tervuren), R-3930 [multicincta] 

Elapsoidea loveridgei scalaris LAURENT 1960 has been synonymized with E. guentheri by JACOBSEN (1997). 
EtymologyNamed after Arthur Loveridge (1891 - 1980), American herpetologist. 
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