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Polemon bocourti MOCQUARD, 1897

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Aparallactinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBocourt's Snake-eater 
SynonymPolemon bocourti MOCQUARD 1897: 13
Aparallactus Hagmanni GOUGH 1902: 646
Polemon bocourti — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 81
Polemon bocourti — BROADLEY 1998
Polemon (Polemon) bocourti — LEBRETON 1999
Polemon bocourti — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007: 642
Polemon bocourti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 572 
DistributionCameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Gabon, W/C Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville)

Type locality: Lambaréné, Gabon  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 1895-553 {=1896.553}, and 1896-554, 350 and 540 mm specimens (Haug). 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyNamed after Marie Firmin Bocourt (1819-1904), French naturalist. 
References
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  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Gough, L.H. 1902. New snakes in the collections of the Zoological Institute of the University Straßburg. Zool. Anz. 25: 645-647. - get paper here
  • Hughes, B. 1983. African snake faunas. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 34: 311-356 - get paper here
  • Hughes, Barry 2003. Polemon barthi Jan 1858 and P. bocourti Mocquard 1897, two West African snakes which are allopatric, not sympatric. African Journal of Herpetology 52 (2): 113-117 - get paper here
  • LeBreton, Matthew 1999. A working checklist of the herpetofauna of Cameroon. Netherlands Committee for IUCN, 160 pp.
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1897. Note préliminaeire sur une collection de Reptiles recueillis (part.) M. Hang à Lambaréné. Bull. Mus. Paris 1897: 54-55
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1897. Sur une collection de Reptiles recueillis par M. Haug, à Lambaréné. Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris, (8) 9: 5-20 - get paper here
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Perret, J.L. 1961. Études herpétologiques africaines III. 1. La faune ophidienne de la région camerounaise. Bull. Soc. neuchâtel. Sci. nat., 84: 133-138
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995. Les serpents du Congo: liste commentée et clé de détermination. Journal of African Zoology 109 (1): 31-50
  • 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.
  • Witte, G. F. de & LAURENT,R.F. 1947. Revision d'un groupe de Colubridae africains: genres Calamelaps, Miodon, Aparallactus, et formes affines. Mém. Mus. Roy. Hist. Nat. Belgique (sér. 2) 29: 1-134
 
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