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Xyelodontophis uluguruensis BROADLEY & WALLACH, 2002

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesDagger-tooth Vine Snake 
SynonymXyelodontophis uluguruensis BROADLEY & WALLACH 2002
Xyelodontophis uluguruensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 804
Thelotornis uluguruensis — EIMERMACHER 2012
Xyelodontophis uluguruensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 509 

Type locality: Lupanga Peak, Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania (06° 52’ S, 37° 43’ E).  
TypesHolotype: NMZB 7443 
CommentSynonymy: Eimermacher 2012 found that Xyelodontophis nests within Thelotornis in his unpublished thesis and thus suggested to synonymize the two.

Type species: Xyelodontophis uluguruensis BROADLEY & WALLACH 2002 is the type species of the genus Xyelodontophis BROADLEY & WALLACH 2002. 
  • BROADLEY, D. G. & V. WALLACH 2002. Review of the Dispholidini, with the description of a new genus and species from Tanzania (Serpentes, Colubridae). Bull. nat.Hist. Mus. Lond (Zool.), 68(2): 57-74.
  • BROADLEY, D.G. & BERADUCCI, J. 2009. Xyelodontophis uluguruensis (Broadley & Wallach, 2002). African Herp News (50): 41-42
  • Lyakurwa, John Valentine 2017. The Reptiles of the Uzungwa Scarp Forest Reserve (USFR): An Updated Checklist with Notes on Dagger-Tooth Vine Snake Xyelodontophis uluguruensis. Journal of East African Natural History 106(2):57-65. - get paper here
  • Menegon, Michele; Nike Doggart, Nisha Owen 2008. The Nguru mountains of Tanzania, an outstanding hotspot of herpetofaunal diversity. Acta Herpetologica 3 (2): 107-127
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - 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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