Prosymna lineata (PETERS, 1871)
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|Higher Taxa||Lamprophiidae, Prosymninae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Lined Shovel-snout, Mozambique Shovel-snout|
|Synonym||Temnorhynchus lineatus PETERS 1871: 568|
Prosymna lineata — LOVERIDGE 1958
Prosymna lineata — BROADLEY 1959
Prosymna lineata — BROADLEY 1962
Prosymna lineata — BOYCOTT 1992
Prosymna sundevalli lineata — BOYCOTT 1992
Prosymna sundevalli lineata — AUERBACH 1987: 176
Prosymna lineata — BROADLEY 1999
Prosymna lineata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 580
|Distribution||Zimbabwe, Republic of South Africa (Transvaal), Mozambique, Botswana|
Type locality: “Matlale (S. Ostafrika)” [N Transvaal] [PETERS 1871] Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Holotype: ZMB 7257 (Temnorhynchus lineatus PETERS 1871)|
|Comment||Temnorhynchus is pre-occupied by a beetle genus.|
Description. Rostral with sharp horizontal edge separated by a pair of internasals (that are broadly in contact) from the single bandlike prefrontal ; frontal large ; loreal as long as high; preocular 1; postoculars 2 ; temporals 1 + 2, 2 + 2 or 2 + ; upper labials 5-6, the third and fourth entering the orbit ; lower labials 8, the first in contact with the single pair of sublinguals. Midbody scales smooth, in 15 rows; ventrals 155-169 (females 155-169); anal entire; subcaudals 18-20 (females 18-20).
Color. Above, head brown with black markings on the prefrontal; body dark violet brown, some scales edged with black and others flecked with white and coalescing to form a ladderlike pattern on the dorsum. Below, yellowish white, uniform. Juvenile female from Plumtree. Above, pale gray ; internasals with a black crossbar ; prefrontal with a spectacle-like crossbar as its extremities encircle the orbits; frontal with a black spot posteriorly; a black, T-shaped, nuchal marking; dorsum and tail with a series of irregular, light-edged, dark blotches that do not coalesce with the ill-defined line that flanks them. Below, white, uniform [from LOVERDIGDE 1958].
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