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Prosymna angolensis BOULENGER, 1915

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Prosymninae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAngola Shovel-snout 
SynonymProsymna angolensis BOULENGER 1915: 208
Prosymna angolensis — LOVERIDGE 1958
Prosymna angolensis — AUERBACH 1987: 178
Prosymna angolensis — MARAIS 2004
Prosymna angolensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 579 
DistributionNamibia, Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Type locality: none given by BOULENGER; designated as “Huila, 15°5' S, 13°30' E, Angola” by LOVERIDGE 1958. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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 
TypesNeotype, NMW 19275b, a 182 mm male, designated by Broadley, 1980: 497. 
CommentApparently not listed in the Zoological Record of 1915-1916. Prosymna angolensis is a nomen novum for Prosymna frontalis Bocage, 1895 (pre-occupied). 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Angola. 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1915. A list of the snakes of the Belgian and Portuguese Congo, northern Rhodesia, and Angola. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1915: 193-223 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D. & Blaylock 2013. The Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 387 pp. [book review in Sauria 35 (2): 59 and Copeia 2014: 388] - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1980. A Revision of the African snake genus Prosymna Gray (Colubridae). Occ.Pap.natl.Mus.Rhod. 6 (7): 481-556
  • Broadley, D.G. 1980. A revision of the African snake genus Prosymna Gray. Bull. Mus. natl. Hist. nat., Paris 22: 362-382
  • Broadley, D.G. 1995. Geographical Distribution - Prosymna angolensis. African Herp News (23): 48-48
  • Broadley, D.G.; Doria, C.T. & Wigge, J. 2003. Snakes of Zambia. An Atlas and Field Guide. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 280 pp. [review in Sauria 26 (3): 21]
  • Conradie W, Bills R, and Branch WR. 2016. The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10(2) [Special Section]: 6–36 - get paper here
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1958. Revision of five african snake genera. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 119: 1-198 (141) - get paper here
  • Marais, J. 2004. A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa, 2nd ed. Struik Publishers, 312 pp.
  • 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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