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Pseudoboodon boehmei RASMUSSEN & LARGEN, 1992

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Böhme’s Ethiopian Snake 
SynonymPseudoboodon boehmei RASMUSSEN & LARGEN 1992
Pseudoboodon boehmei — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 474
Pseudoboodon boehmei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 599 
DistributionSW Ethiopia

Type locality: “Godare Forest, Illubabor Province, Ethiopia (07°26’N 35°00’ E, elevation 820 m).”  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1976.1668; Paratypes: ZFMK and BMNH 
EtymologyNamed after Wolfgang Böhme, German herpetologist. 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Kirschey, Tom 2016. Assessment of herpetofauna (Amphibia, Reptilia) in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve. NABU, 25 pp. - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Largen,M.J. & Rasmussen,J.B. 1993. Catalogue of the snakes of Ethiopia (Reptilia Serpentes), including identification keys. Tropical Zoology 6: 313-434 - get paper here
  • Necas, P. et al. 1993. Über die Biologie zweier seltener Schlangenarten aus Äthiopien: Bitis parviocula Böhme, 1977 und Pseudoboodon boehmei Rasmussen & Largen, 1992. Herpetofauna 15 (85): 06-13 - get paper here
  • Necas, Petr 1997. Five endemic montane snakes from Ethiopia. REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN MAGAZINE 49: 58-65
  • Rasmussen, J.B. & LARGEN,M.J. 1992. A review of Pseudoboodon PERACCA with the description of a new species from Southwest Ethiopia (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Lycodontinae, Boadontini). Steenstrupia 18 (3): 65-80
  • Spawls, Stephen. 2004. A New Species of Pseudoboodon (Reptilia: Serpentes) from the Central Highlands of Ethiopia; with notes on some other members of the genus. African Journal of Herpetology 53 (1): 13-19 - get paper here
  • Stephen Spawls; Tomáš Mazuch& Abubakr Mohammad 2023. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa. Bloomsbury, 640 pp. - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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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