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Toxicodryas pulverulenta (FISCHER, 1856)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesFischer's Cat Snake 
SynonymDipsas pulverulenta FISCHER 1856
Dipsadomorphus pulverulentus — STERNFELD 1917
Boiga pulverulenta — SCHMIDT 1923: 102
Boiga pulverulenta — MENZIES 1966
Toxicodryas pulverulenta — TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995: 40
Boiga pulverulenta — PITMAN 1974
Boiga pulverulenta — BROADLEY 1998
Toxicodryas pulverulenta — RÖDEL & MAHSBERG 2000
Boiga pulverulenta — HUGHES 2000
Toxicodryas pulverulenta — LEGRAND 2002
Boiga pulverulenta — BURGER et al. 2004
Toxicodryas pulverulenta — CHIRIO & LEBRETON 2007
Toxicodryas pulverulenta — ULLENBRUCH et al. 2010
Boiga pulverulenta — SEGNIAGBETO et al. 2012
Toxicodryas pulverulentus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 733
Toxicodryas pulverulentus — TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014
Boiga pulverulenta — CARLINO & PAUWELS 2015
Toxicodryas pulverulenta — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 512 
DistributionLiberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea (Conakry), Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Congo (Brazzaville), Uganda, Angola, South Sudan

Type locality: Sao Tomé [Is., West Africa] , ded. Dr. DAVIS (Grand Basa Country, Liberia).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: ZMH R04376 (formerly no. 339), Formerly there were 2 syntypes. 
Diagnosis 
CommentHas been reported from Sao Tome but records neen confirmation (SCHÄTTI & LOUMONT 1992). 
Etymology 
References
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