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Atractaspis magrettii SCORTECCI, 1929

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Higher TaxaAtractaspididae (Atractaspidinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Magretti’s Burrowing Asp 
SynonymAtractaspis microlepidota magrettii SCORTECCI 1929: 308
Atractaspis microlepidota magrettii — LAURENT 1950: 9
Atractaspis magrettii — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007
Atractaspis magrettii — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 577
Atractaspis magrettii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 66 
DistributionNW Ethiopia, W Eritrea, SE Sudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS)

Type locality: "Mandafená, Eritrea."  
TypesHolotype: MSNM 1796 (Milano), a male (P. Magretti). 
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa - Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • 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
  • Laurent, R.F. 1950. Revision du genre Atractaspis A. SMITH. Mem. Inst. Roy. nat. Belg. (2) 38: 1-49
  • Scortecci, G. 1929. Rettili dell'Eritrea esistenti nelle Collezioni del Museo Civico de Milano. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano 67 (3-4): 290-339 [1928]
  • 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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