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Prosymna visseri FITZSIMONS, 1959

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Prosymninae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesVisser’s Shovel-snout 
SynonymProsymna visseri FITZSIMONS 1959
Prosymna visseri — BAUER et al. 1993
Prosymna visseri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 582 
DistributionS Angola, N Namibia

Type locality: near Caracul, S. Angola.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TM. 24531, adult male 
DiagnosisDIAGNOSIS: Falling in the group of species with a single, undivided internasal,
but clearly distinguished by the very large prefrontal, whIch is swollen on eIther side and extends downwards to make contact with first upper labial and separate loreal from nasal; snout obtuse, rostral small with horizontal edge rounded; high ventral and subcaudal counts [from FITZSIMONS 1959: 408]. 
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References
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • FitzSimons, V. 1959. Some new reptiles from southern Africa and southern Angola. Annals Transvaal Mus. 23:405-409 - 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
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • 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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