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Hemirhagerrhis viperina (BOCAGE, 1873)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Psammophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesViperine Rock Snake, Western Bark Snake 
SynonymPsammophylax viperinus BOCAGE 1873: 222
Psammophylax nototaenia — BOCAGE 1895: 109
Amplorhinus nototaenia — BOULENGER 1896: 125 (part.)
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia viperinus — BOGERT 1940
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia viperina — MERTENS 1955: 92
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia viperinus — BAUER et al. 1993
Hemirhagerrhis viperina — BROADLEY 2000
Hemirhagerrhis viperina — WALLACH et al. 2014: 321 
DistributionSW Angola, NW Namibia

Type locality: “Dombe” [= Dombe Grande, Benguela, Angola]  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MBL 1715, destroyed by fire 18 March 1978. 
CommentSynonymy mostly after BROADLEY 1997. 
References
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1895. Herpétologie d'Angola et du Congo. Lisbon: Imprimerie Nationale, i-xx, 203 pp.
  • Bocage,J.V.B. 1873. Melanges erpetologiques. II. Sur quelques reptiles et batraciens nouveaux, rares ou peu connus d‘Afrique occidentale. Jorn. Acad. Sci. Lisboa 4: 209-227
  • Bogert,C.M. 1940. Herpetological results of the Vernay Angola Expedition. I. Snakes, including an arrangement of the African Colubridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 77: 1-107
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 2000. A review of Hemirhagerrhis viperina (Bocage) (Serpentes: Colubridae), a rupicolous Psammophine snake. Madoqua 19 (2): 161-169 [1997]
  • Broadley, D.G. & Hughes,B. 2000. A revision of the African genus Hemirhagerrhis BOETTGER 1893 (Serpentes: Colubridae). Syntarsus 6: 1-17
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Mertens,R. 1955. Die Herpetofauna Südwestafrikas. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges., Frankfurt, 529: 1-110
  • 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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