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Gonionotophis savorgnani (MOCQUARD, 1887)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesCongo File Snake 
SynonymHeterolepis Savorgnani MOCQUARD 1887
Simocephalus phyllopholis WERNER 1901: 301
Simocephalus butleri BOULENGER 1907: 489
Mehelya butleri — LÖNNBERG 1910: 4
Mehelya phyllopholis — LÖNNBERG 1910: 4
Mehelya lamani LÖNNBERG 1910
Mehelya lamani — STERNFELD 1917
Mehelya lamani — SCHMIDT 1923: 71 (fide LOVERIDGE 1939)
Simocephalus lamani — WITTE 1933
Mehelya capensis savorgnani — LOVERIDGE 1939: 136 (part.)
Mehelya capensis savorgnani — PITMAN 1974
Mehelya capensis savorgnani — TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995: 38
Mehelya capensis savorgnani — BURGER et al. 2004
Mehelya savorgnani — PAUWELS et al. 2006
Mehelya savorgnani — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Mehelya savorgnani — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007
Gonionotophis savorgnani — KELLY et al. 2011
Mehelya savorgnani — WALLACH et al. 2014: 425
Gonionotophis savorgnani — LANZA & BROADLEY 2014 
DistributionCentral African Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, S Sudan, Uganda, Zaire, Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, S Somalia

Type locality: Ogowe, Gabon Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MNHN 1886.227 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after LANZA & BROADLEY 2014. 
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1907. Description of a new African snake of the genus Simocephalus. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 20: 489-490 - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Lanza, Benedetto; Donald G. Broadley 2014. A review of the genus Gonionotophis in north-eastern Africa (Squamata: Lamprophiidae). . Acta Herpetologica 9 (1): 89-97 - get paper here
  • Lönnberg, E. 1910. Two new snakes from Lower Congo. Arkiv för Zoologi 7 (8): 1-8
  • Loveridge, A. 1939. Revision of the african snakes of the genera Mehelya and Gonionotophis. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 86: 131-162
  • Mocquard, F. 1887. Du genre Heterolepis et des espèces qui le composent, dont trois nouvelles. Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris (7) 11: 1-34 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G.; Christy, P. & honorez, A. 2006. Reptiles and National Parks in Gabon, Western Central Africa. Hamadryad 30 (1-2): 181-196
  • Pitman,C.R.S. 1974. A guide to the snakes of Uganda. Codicote, Wheldon & Wesley, L., 290 pp.
  • Sternfeld,R. 1917. Reptilia und Amphibia. In: Schubotz, H. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition, 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolph Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, [Band] 1, Zoologie, Lieferung 11; S. 407-510. - get paper here
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995. Les serpents du Congo: liste commentée et clé de détermination. Journal of African Zoology 109 (1): 31-50
  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1901. Neue Reptilien des Königsberger Zoologischen Museums. Zool. Anz. 24: 297-301 - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1933. Reptiles récoltés au Conge Belge par le Dr. H. Schouteden et par M. G.-F. Witte. Ann. Mus. Conge belge Zool. Ser. 1 Tome III: 53-100.
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