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Philothamnus thomensis BOCAGE, 1882

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSao Tome Wood Snake 
SynonymPhilothamnus thomensis BOCAGE 1882: 11
Philothamnus thomensis — BOULENGER 1894: 101
Philothamnus thomensis — GÜNTHER 1895: 528
Philothamnus thomensis — STERNFELD 1917
Philothamnus semivariegatus thomensis — MERTENS 1934
Philothamnus thomensis — HUGHES 1985
Philothamnus thomensis — JESUS et al. 2009
Philothamnus thomensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 559 
DistributionSão Tomé (Gulf of Guinea)

Type locality: "Demarara" (in error)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.21.60 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentHabitat: in coffee trees 
References
  • Bocage, J.V.B. de 1882. Notice sur les espèces du genre "Philothamnus" qui se trouvent au Muséum de Lisbonne. Jorn. Sc. Lisb. 9 (33): 1-20
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1895. Notice of Reptiles and Batrachians collected in the eastern half of tropical Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 15: 523-529. - get paper here
  • Hughes, B. 1985. Progress on a taxonomic revision of African green tree snakes (Philothamnus spp.). In: Schuchmann, K.L. (ed.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on African Vertebrates. ZFMK, Bonn, pp. 511-530
  • Jesus, J.; Nagy, Z.; Branch, W.; Wink, M.; Brehm, A. & Harris, D. J. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of African green snakes (genera Philothamnus and Hapsidophrys) from São Tomé, Príncipe and Annobon islands based on mtDNA sequences and comments on their colonization and taxonomy. The Herpetological Journal 19: 41-48 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1958. Revision of five african snake genera. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 119: 1-198 (141) - get paper here
  • Meirte, D. 1992. Clés de détermination des serpents d'Afrique. Museum Royal d'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren Belgique Annual Series Octavo Science Zoologique 267:1-152
  • Mertens, R. 1934. Die Inseln-Reptilien, ihre Ausbreitung Variation und Artbildung. Zoologica (Stuttgart) 32: 1-209.
  • Pollo, César J. 2017. Guide of Amphibians and Reptiles of São Tomé and Príncipe Smashwords / César J. Pollo, 156 pp. - get paper here
  • Sternfeld,R. 1917. Reptilia und Amphibia. In: Schubotz, H. (Hrsg.): Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Zweiten Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition, 1910-1911 unter Führung Adolph Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, [Band] 1, Zoologie, Lieferung 11; S. 407-510. - 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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