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Aparallactus niger BOULENGER, 1897

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Higher TaxaAtractaspididae (Aparallactinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymAparallactus niger BOULENGER 1897: 154
Rouleophis chevalieri — CHABANAUD 1917
Aparallactus niger — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 106
Aparallactus niger — WELCH 1994: 17
Aparallactus niger — BÖHME et al. 2011: 60
Aparallactus niger — WALLACH et al. 2014: 48 
DistributionGuinea (Conakry), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast

Type locality: Sierra Leone  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.6.89 (and possibly additional specimens). 
  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1897. Description of a new snake from Sierra Leone. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 19: 154 - get paper here
  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
  • Menzies, J.I. 1966. The snakes of Sierra Leone. Copeia 1966 (2): 169-179. - get paper here
  • TRAPE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS & CELLOU BALDÉ 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900 (3): 301–338 - 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.
  • Wallach,V. 1994. Aparallactus lineatus (Peters) and Aparallactus niger BOULENGER: two valid species from West Africa. Journal of Herpetology 28 (1): 95-99 - get paper here
  • 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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