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Natriciteres olivacea (PETERS, 1854)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesOlive Marsh Snake 
SynonymCoronella olivacea PETERS 1854: 622
Coronella (Meizodon) dumerilii GÜNTHER 1860
Enicognathus punctatostriatus JAN 1863
Enicognathus punctatostriatus — JAN 1866
Neusterophis atratus PETERS 1877: 614
Coronella olivacea — FISCHER 1884: 6
Zacholus olivaceus — ROCHEBRUNE 1884
Neusterophis atratus — GÜNTHER 1888: 333
Tropidonotus olivaceus — BOULENGER 1893: 227
Coronella olivacea — PFEFFER 1893: 79
Mizodon olivaceus — BOCAGE 1895
Tropidonotus olivaceus — BOULENGER 1897: 278 (?)
Tropidonotus olivaceus — STERNFELD 1917
Natrix olivaceus — SCHMIDT 1923: 58
Natrix olivacea — COTT 1928
Natrix olivacea uluguruensis LOVERIDGE 1935: 7 (fide BROADLEY 1966)
Neusterophis olivaceus uluguruensis LOVERIDGE 1951: 187
Natriciteres olivacea — LOVERIDGE 1955
Natrix olivacea olivacea — BROADLEY 1959
Natrix olivacea uluguruensis — BROADLEY 1959
Natriciteres olivacea olivacea — PITMAN 1974
Natriciteres olivacea — AUERBACH 1987: 160
Natriciteres olivacea — BROADLEY 1998
Natriciteres olivacea — JACKSON et al. 2007
Natriciteres olivacea — WALLACH et al. 2014: 474 
DistributionS Mozambique, Zimbabwe, N Botswana, Zambia, Sudan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville), Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Namibia

Type locality: “Tette” [Mozambique]
Type locality: “Chinchoxo (Westafrika)” [Cabinda, Angola] [Neusterophis atratus]
Type locality: Nyanga, Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania [uluguruensis]. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4803, MCZ R-19112
Holotype: ZMB 9177 [Neusterophis atratus PETERS 1877]
Holotype: MCZ [uluguruensis] 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after LOVERIDGE 1958.

semi-aquatic species.

Habitat: at least partially coastal and thus considered (partially) “marine”.

Distribution: not in Liberia fide TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014: 320. For a detailed list of localities see LOVERIDGE 1958. Not in Sierra Leone fide TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014: 320.

Type species: Coronella olivacea PETERS 1854 is the type species of the genus Natriciteres LOVERIDGE 1953. 
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