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Lycophidion namibianum BROADLEY, 1991

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesNamibian Wolf Snake 
SynonymLycophidion namibianum BROADLEY 1991
Lycophidion hellmichi HAACKE 1970: 281 (not LAURENT)
Lycophidion semicinctum PETERS 1867: 36 (not DUMÉRIL & BIBRON)
Lycophidion capense capense — MERTENS 1955 (not A. SMITH), part.
Lycophidion namibianum — BRANCH 1993: 20
Lycophidion namibianum — BROADLEY 1996
Lycophidion namibianum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 410 

Type locality: west of Usakos, Karibib District, Namibia. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: TM 52730 
CommentSynonymy after BROADLEY 1991.

Map: Broadley 1996 
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Broadley D G. 1991. A review of the Namibian snakes of the genus Lycophidion (Serpentes: Colubridae), with the description of a new endemic species. Annals Transvaal Mus. 35 (14): 209-215 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1996. A revision of the genus Lycophidion Fitzinger (Serpentes: Colubridae) in Africa south of the equator. Syntarsus 3: 1-33.
  • Haacke, W. D. 1970. New herpetological records from South West Africa. Ann. Transvaal Mus.26 (12): 277-283 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Mertens,R. 1955. Die Herpetofauna Südwestafrikas. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges., Frankfurt, 529: 1-110
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1867. Über eine Sammlung von Flederthieren und Amphibien aus Otjimbingue in Südwestafrica, welche Hr. Missionär Hahn dem zoologischen Museum zugesandt hat. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1867 (April): 234-237 - 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.
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