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Amblyodipsas dimidiata (GÜNTHER, 1888)

IUCN Red List - Amblyodipsas dimidiata - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaAtractaspididae (Aparallactinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mpwapwa Purple-glossed Snake 
SynonymRhinocalamus dimidiatus GÜNTHER 1888: 322
Rhinocalamus dimidiatus — GÜNTHER 1895: 526
Rhinocalamus (Calamelaps) dimidiata
Calamelaps dimidiata — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947
Amblyodipsas dimidiata — WELCH 1994: 15
Amblyodipsas dimidiata — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 29
Amblyodipsas dimidiata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 26
Amblyodipsas dimidiata — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 467 
DistributionN Tanzania (Dodoma, Ugogo, Mpwapwa)

Type locality: Mpwapwa, Tanzania.  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH = BM 1946.1.2.93-95 
  • Broadley, D. G. 1971. A revision of the African snake genera Amblyodipsas and Xenocalamus. Occ. Pap. natl. Mus. Rhod. B4 (33): 629-697
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus 1: 1—70
  • Günther, A. 1895. Notice of Reptiles and Batrachians collected in the eastern half of tropical Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 15: 523-529. - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1888. Contribution to the knowledge of snakes of tropical Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 322-335 - get paper here
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Witte, G. F. de & LAURENT,R.F. 1947. Revision d'un groupe de Colubridae africains: genres Calamelaps, Miodon, Aparallactus, et formes affines. Mém. Mus. Roy. Hist. Nat. Belgique (sér. 2) 29: 1-134
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