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Pseudoboodon gascae PERACCA, 1897

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesGasca’s Ethiopian Snake 
SynonymPseudoboodon gascae PERACCA 1897: 273
Pseudoboodon gascae — ELTER 1981
Pseudoboodon gascae — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 474
Pseudoboodon gascae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 600 
DistributionEthiopia, Eritrea

Type locality: “Maldi (Eritrea)” [= Maldi, S Anseba Prov., N Eritrea, 15°38’N, 38°48’E, elevation 2450 m] (lectotype locality) Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MRSN (= MSNTO) R1658 
CommentType species: Pseudoboodon gascae PERACCA 1897: 273 is the type species of the genus Pseudoboodon PERACCA 1897. 
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Largen,M.J. 1997. An annotated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Eritrea, with keys for their identification. Tropical Zoology 10: 63-115 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Peracca, M.G. 1897. Intorno ad alcuni Ofidii raccolti a Maldi (Eritrea) dal Capitano A. Gasca. Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia e di Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino 12 (273): 1-3
  • 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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