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Psammophis tanganicus LOVERIDGE, 1940

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Higher TaxaPsammophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Tanganyika Sand Snake, Western Link-marked Sand Racer 
SynonymPsammophis biseriatus tanganicus LOVERIDGE 1940
Psammophis biseriatus PETERS 1881
Psammophis biseriatus tanganicus — BOGERT 1942
Psammophis biseriatus tanganicus — KRAMER & SCHNURRENBERGER 1963
Psammophis biseriatus tanganicus — PITMAN 1974
Psammophis tanganicus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 27
Psammophis tanganicus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 559
Psammophis tanganicus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 581
Psammophis tanganicus — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 440 
DistributionS Libya Republic of South Sudan (RSS), Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, to C Tanzania

Type locality: Mangasini = Kwa Mtoro, Usandawi, Tanzania.  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 30380 
Commentsee Psammophis biseriatus. 
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