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Psammophis zambiensis HUGHES, 2002

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Psammophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesZambian Whip Snake 
SynonymPsammophis zambiensis HUGHES 2002
Psammophis sibilans — PITMAN 1934: 297 (not LINNAEUS 1758) (part.)
Dromophis lineatus — LAURENT 1956: 247 (not DUMÉRIL & BIBRON)
Psammophis ? sibilans — BROADLEY & PITMAN 1960: 445
Psammophis brevirostris leopardinus — BROADLEY 1971: 88;
Psammophis brevirostris leopardinus — BRANDSTÄTTER 1995: 53,
Psammophis brevirostris leopardinus — BRANDSTÄTTER 1996: 48
Psammophis brevirostris leopardinus — HAAGNER et al. 2000:16.
Psammophis sibilans leopardinus — BROADLEY 1977: 18
Psammophis brevirostris leopardinus — BRANDSTÄTTER 1996:48
Psammophis zambiensis — BROADLEY et al. 2003: 170
Psammophis zambiensis — BROADLEY & COTTERILL 2004
Psammophis zambiensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 582 
DistributionZambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire: Katanga), Angola

Type locality: supposedly from 'Abercorn' (now Mbala) area of Zambia  
TypesType: BMNH 1959.1.1.81, part of the H.I. Breda collection, sent on from Brussels, but likely to be from M weru-Wantip. 
  • Broadley, D.G.; Doria, C.T. & Wigge, J. 2003. Snakes of Zambia. An Atlas and Field Guide. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 280 pp. [review in Sauria 26 (3): 21]
  • Broadley, Donald G. and F. P. D. Cotterill. 2004. The reptiles of southeast Katanga, an overlooked 'hot spot'. [Congo]. African Journal of Herpetology 53 (1): 35-61. - get paper here
  • Hughes, B. 2002. On the African leopard whip snake, Psammophis leopardinus Bocage, 1887 (Serpentes, Colubridae), with the description of a new species from Zambia. Bull. nat. Hist. Mus. Lond (Zool.), 68(2): 75-81
  • 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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