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Lycophidion taylori BROADLEY & HUGHES, 1993

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTaylor’s wolf snake 
SynonymLycophidion taylori BROADLEY & HUGHES 1993
Lycophidion capense — PARKER 1949: 54 (not A. SMITH) (part.)
Lycophidion taylori — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Lycophidion taylori — WALLACH et al. 2014: 411 
DistributionS Somalia, Chad, Central African Republic, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania [HR 31: 56]

Type locality: Borama District at ca. 1375 m elevation (43°E 10° N) Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1949.2.1.76 
CommentLycophidion taylori resembles Lycophidion depressirostre in its association with semi-desert and dry savanna habitats and has also similar scale counts. Not listed for Tanzania by BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991. 
EtymologyNamed after Colonel R.H.R. Taylor who collected reptiles along the boundary between northern Somalia and Ethiopia in 1932/33. 
References
  • Broadley, D.G. & Hughes,B. 1993. A review of the genus Lycophidion (Serpentes: Colubridae) in northeastern Africa. The Herpetological Journal 3 (1): 8-18
  • 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
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Largen,M.J. & Rasmussen,J.B. 1993. Catalogue of the snakes of Ethiopia (Reptilia Serpentes), including identification keys. Tropical Zoology 6: 313-434 - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1949. The snakes of Somaliland and the Sokotra islands. Zoologische Verhandelingen 6: 1-115 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - 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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