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Gonionotophis laurenti (DE WITTE, 1959)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymMehelya laurenti DE WITTE 1959: 348
Mehelya laurenti — BROADLEY 1998
Gonionotophis laurenti — KELLY et al. 2011
Mehelya laurenti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 425 
DistributionW?, C Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

Type locality: "d'Ikela (Territ. d'Ikela), Congo belge." [Extreme southeastern Equateur Region, 01˚08'S,23˚05'E]. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TypesHolotype: MRAC 21033, a 465 mm male (R.P. Lootens 1957). 
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • Kelly, Christopher M.R.; William R. Branch, Donald G. Broadley, Nigel P. Barker, Martin H. Villet 2011. Molecular systematics of the African snake family Lamprophiidae Fitzinger, 1843 (Serpentes: Elapoidea), with particular focus on the genera Lamprophis Fitzinger 1843 and Mehelya Csiki 1903. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 58(3): 415-426 - 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.
  • Witte, G.F. de 1959. Contribution à la faune herpétologique du Congo Belge. Description de trois serpents nouveaux. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 60 (3-4): 348-351.
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