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Elapsoidea trapei MANÉ, 1999

IUCN Red List - Elapsoidea trapei - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymElapsoidea trapei MANÉ 1999
Elapsoidea trapei — TRAPE & MANE 2004
Elapsoidea trapei — BÖHME et al. 2011: 60
Elapsoidea trapei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 267 
DistributionSenegal, S Mauritania, probably extreme W Mali and N Guinea (Conakry)

Type locality: Ndébou, Sénégal Oriental (12° 31’ N, 12° 27’ W)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1999.6505; paratypes: MNHN-RA 1999.6506-6507. Paratypes: (n=27) MNHN-RA 1999.6506-6507 PARATYPES. ORSTOM S-1875, S-1907, S-1912, S-2114, S-2146, S-2411, S-2413, S-2414, S-2416, S-2442, S-2445, MNHN 1999-6506: Landiéné (12°33'N12°22'W) ; S-1965, S-1991, S-2089, S-2595, S-2612, S-2619 : Bandafassi 1756, S-1760, S-3021, S-3029, 5-3072, S-3113, MNHN 1999-6507 : Ibel (12°31'-12°23'W). 

6 upper labials differentiate this species from all other species of Elapsoidea. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Jean-Francois Trape (b. 1949), a physician and herpetologist at Institut de Recherche pour le Development, Dakar, Senegal, where he conducts research into malaria. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa - Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Hörold, Ralf 2019. Und sie stechen doch mit der Schwanzspitze? Ophidia 13 (1): 27-32
  • Mane, Y. 1999. Une espèce nouvelle du genre Elapsoidea (Serpentes, Elapidae) au Sénégal. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 91: 13-18 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.-F. & Mané, Y. 2004. Les serpents des environs de Bandafassi (Sénégal oriental). Bull. Soc. Herp. France 109: 5-34 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.-F. & Mané, Y. 2006. Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale. Savane et désert. [Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger]. IRD Editions, Paris, 226 pp. - 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 - 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
  • 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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