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Polemon griseiceps (LAURENT, 1947)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Aparallactinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCameroon Snake-eater 
SynonymMiodon griseiceps LAURENT 1947: 11
Miodon griseiceps — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 73
Polemon (Miodon) griseiceps — LERETON 1999
Polemon griseiceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 573 
DistributionCameroon, Central African Republic ?, Congo (Brazzaville)

Type locality: “Bitye”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.21.90 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentVenomous!

Reports from the Central African Republic are questioned by CHIRIO & INEICH 2006. 
Etymology 
References
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Laurent, R. 1947. Notes sur quelques reptiles appartenant a la collection du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de belgique. Bull. Mus. Hist. nat. Belg. 23 (16): 1-12
  • LeBreton, Matthew 1999. A working checklist of the herpetofauna of Cameroon. Netherlands Committee for IUCN, 160 pp.
  • 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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