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Pseudoboodon lemniscatus (DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Lamprophiinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesStriped Ethiopian Snake, Banded Snake 
SynonymBoaedon lemniscatum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 363
Boodon lemniscatus — BOULENGER 1893: 329
Lamprophis rogeri MOCQUARD 1904: 307
Boaedon lemniscatus - SCORTECCI 1928
Pseudoboodon lemniscatus — LOVERIDGE 1936
Pseudoboodon erlangeri WERNER 1923: 161
Pseudoboodon lemniscatus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 477
Pseudoboodon lemniscatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 600 
DistributionEthiopia, Eritrea

Type locality: Abyssinia [= Ethiopia] Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MNHN 1903.285, a 400 mm skin (Petit). 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., G. BIBRON & A.H.A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 7 (partie 1). Paris, xvi + 780 S. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Mazuch, Tomáš 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of Somaliland and Eastern Ethiopia. Tomáš Mazuch Publishing, 80 pp. ISBN: 978-80-905439-0-4 - get paper here
  • Mocquard,M.F. 1904. Description de quelques reptiles et d'un batracien nouveaux de la collection du Muséum. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris 10 (26): 301-309 - get paper here
  • Necas, Petr 1997. Five endemic montane snakes from Ethiopia. REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN MAGAZINE 49: 58-65
  • Necas, Petr 1999. Pseudoboodon lemniscatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril). Sauria 21 (1): 2 - get paper here
  • Spawls, Stephen 1994. The herpetofauna of Ethiopia. Part 2. The forests and the mountains. Reptilian 2 (10): 7-14
  • 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.
  • Werner,F. 1923. Neue Schlangen des naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Ann. naturh. Mus. Wien 36: 160-166 - get paper here
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