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Prosymna semifasciata BROADLEY, 1995

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Prosymninae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBanded shovel-snout 
SynonymProsymna semifasciata BROADLEY 1995
Prosymna semifasciata — SPAWLS et al. 2002: 348
Prosymna semifasciata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 581
Prosymna semifasciata — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 424 
DistributionNE Tanzania

Type locality: Kwamgumi Forest Reserve, Muheza District, Tanga Region, Tanzania (4° 56’ S, 38° 44’ E).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMZB 13732 
Diagnosis 
CommentProsymna semifasciata belongs to the Prosymna ambigua group and is apparently most closely related to P. ornatissima Barbour & Loveridge. 
Etymology 
References
  • Broadley, D.G. 1995. A new species of Prosymna Gray (Serpentes: Colubridae) from coastal forest in southeastern Tanzania. Arnoldia Zimbabwe 10 (4): 29-32
  • Rovero, F., Menegon, M., Fjeldså, J., Collett, L., Doggart, N., Leonard, C., Norton, G., Owen, N., Perkin, A., Spitale, D., Ahrends, A., Burgess, N. D. 2014. Targeted vertebrate surveys enhance the faunal importance and improve explanatory models within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12246 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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.
 
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