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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Aparallactinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesPolemon collaris brevior (WITTE & LAURENT 1947)
Polemon collaris collaris (PETERS 1881)
Polemon collaris longior (WITTE & LAURENT 1947) 
Common NamesCollared Snake-eater 
SynonymMicrosoma collare PETERS 1881: 148
Miodon collaris collaris — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 70
Miodon collaris — LOVERIDGE 1957: 283
Miodon collaris collaris — PITMAN 1974
Polemon collaris — WELCH 1994: 99
Polemon collaris — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Polemon collaris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 572
Polemon collaris — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 461

Polemon collaris brevior (WITTE & LAURENT 1947)
Miodon collaris brevior DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 69

Polemon collaris longior (WITTE & LAURENT 1947)
Miodon collaris — SCHMIDT 1923: 120
Miodon collaris longior DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 72
Polemon collaris longior — BROADLEY 1998 
DistributionAngola, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire; except in the north), Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Nigeria, Central African Republic

collaris: Angola north to Cameroon and east to Uganda. Type locality: “Macange” [= Malange = Malanje, Angola].

brevior: Nigeria, Cameroon

longior: NE Zaire  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 10045.
Holotype: BMNH (specimen mention in Boulenger's catalogue of snakes 3: 251 as Miodon collaris) [brevior]
Holotype: IRSNB (not explicitly stated, but published by IRSNB, possibly also MRAC). [longior] 
Diagnosis 
CommentVenomous! 
Etymology 
References
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  • Carlino, P. & Pauwels, O.S.G. 2015. An Updated Reptile List of Ivindo National Park, the Herpetofaunal Hotspot of Gabon. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 50(3): 25-39 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Hughes, B. & Barry,D.H. 1969. The snakes of Ghana: a checklist and key. Bull. Inst. Franc. Afrique Noire A, 31: 1004-1041
  • Joger, U. 1982. Zur Herpetofaunistik Kameruns (II). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 33 (2-4): 313-319 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • 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
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1881. Zwei neue von Herrn Major von Mechow während seiner letzten Expedition nach West-Afrika entdeckte Schlangen und eine Übersicht der von ihm mitgebrachten herpetologischen Sammlung. Sitzungsber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berlin 1881 (9): 147-150 - get paper here
  • Pitman,C.R.S. 1974. A guide to the snakes of Uganda. Codicote, Wheldon & Wesley, L., 290 pp.
  • Schmidt, K. P. 1923. Contributions to the herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the collection of the American Museum Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part II. Snakes, with field notes by Herbert Lang and James P. Chapin. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 49 (1): 1-146
  • 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
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
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