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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Psammophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names(South-) Eastern Bark Snake, Mopane Snake 
SynonymCoronella nototaenia GÜNTHER 1864: 309
Tachymenis nototaenia — PETERS 1882: 118 (part.)
Amphiophis nototaenia — BOULENGER 1891: 307
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — STEJNEGER 1893: 730
Psammophylax nototaenia — BOCAGE 1895: 109
Amplorhinus nototaenia — BOULENGER 1896 (part.)
Amplorhinus güntheri MOCQUARD 1906: 251
Amplorhinus nototaenia — SCORTECCI 1929: 277
Amplorhinus nototaenia — LOVERIDGE 1936: 36
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia nototaenia — BOGERT 1940
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia nototaenia — AUERBACH 1987: 161
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia nototaenia — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 27
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — BROADLEY 2000
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — WALLACH et al. 2014: 326
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 428 
DistributionNamibia, N Botswana, NE Republic of South Africa (Transvaal, Natal), Zimbabwe, S/C Mozambique, S Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, N/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Togo

Type locality: “Kitui (Ukamba)” [Kenya]
Type locality: Rios de Sena, Mozambique [fide BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991]  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 9282 
Diagnosis 
CommentHemirhagerrhis nototaenia viperinus has been elevated to species status by BROADLEY 1997. Hemirhagerrhis hildebrandtii has been removed from synonymy of H. nototaenia by BROADLEY & HUGHES 2000.

Distribution: Not reported from Benin according to ULLENBRUCH et al. 2010. Not known from Angola (Branch 2018) although some records are known close to the Angolan border in Zambia and Botswana. 
Etymology 
References
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