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Lamprophis fuscus BOULENGER, 1893

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Yellow-bellied House Snake
G: Gelbbauch-Hausschlange 
SynonymLamprophis fuscus BOULENGER 1893: 322
Lamprophis fuscus — BOULENGER 1893: 322
Lamprophis longicauda WERNER 1909: 216 (?, HALLERMANN, pers. comm.)
Lamprophis fuscus — BRANCH 1987
Lamprophis fuscus — BRANCH 1993
Lamprophis fuscus — KELLY et al. 2011
Lamprophis fuscus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 353 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Cape Province, Natal, Transvaal), Swaziland, Lesotho, S Mozambique

Type locality: Cape of Good Hope.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.12.43 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe type of Lamprophis longicauda WERNER has been lost, hence it is impossible to determine its identity with certainty. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “fuscus”, meaning dark or dusky. 
References
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Branch W R 1984. The house snakes of southern Africa (genus Lamprophis). Litteratura Serpentium 4 (3-4): 106-120
  • Branch, W R 1987. New herpetological distribution records in the western Cape Province. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 33: 29-31 - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Fitzsimons, V. 1966. A check-list, with syntopic keys, to the snakes of southern Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 25 (3): 35-79
  • Hermann R 1991. Seltene Hausschlangen Sudafrikas. Teil I Lamprophis fuscus Boulenger 1893 und Lamprophis guttatus (Smith 1843). Sauria 13 (2): 25-30 - 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
  • Lambiris, A.J.L. 1987. Geographical Distribution - Lamprophis fuscus. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (33): 29-29 - 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.
  • Werner,F. 1909. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Jahrb. Hamb. wiss. Anst. suppl. 2 (Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hamb. 1908) 26: 205-247 - get paper here
 
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