Prosymna frontalis (PETERS, 1867)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Prosymna frontalis?
|Higher Taxa||Lamprophiidae, Prosymninae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||South-western African Shovel-snout|
|Synonym||Temnorhynchus frontalis PETERS 1867: 236|
Pseudoprosymna bergeri LINDHOLM in LAMPE & LINDHOLM 1902
Prosymna frontalis — STERNFELD 1910: 55
Prosymna frontalis — BAUER et al. 1995: 75
Prosymna frontalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 580
|Distribution||NW Republic of South Africa, Namibia, S Angola|
bergeri: Namibia; Type locality: Rietmond, Bezirk Gibeon, D.-S.-W.-Afrika [Namibia]
Type locality: Otjimbingue [Namibia], by implication. Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Syntypes: ZMB 5763 (originally 2 specimens)|
Syntypes (lost): MWNH 1164 (male and female) [bergeri]
|Comment||Pseudoprosymna was suggested by Lindholm for a pair of snakes in which the horizontal nasal suture from the loreal failed to reach the nostril. This character is not even of specific significance since Mertens (1955) has found it to be inconstant in frontalis (of which bergeri is considered a synonym).|