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Boaedon maculatus PARKER, 1932

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dotted House Snake, Somali house Snake 
SynonymBoaedon maculatus PARKER 1932: 363
Boaedon maculatus — LANZA 1978: 285
Lamprophis maculatus — HUGHES 1997
Lamprophis maculatus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 471
Boaedon maculatus — KELLY et al. 2011
Boaedon maculatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 97 
DistributionSomalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia (Lanza 1978)

Type locality: Bihen, Somaliland, 08°25'N, 48°25'E, 1500 ft elevation.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1931.7.20.393, a 250 mm female (R.H. R. Taylor, 10 March 1930). 
CommentAbundance: rare; only 2 young specimen were known until Lanza 1978 found additional specimens.

Distribution: not in East Africa (S. Spawls, pers. comm., 28 June 2018) despite reports from Kenya, Tanzania (Hughes 1997). 
  • Greenbaum, Eli; Frank Portillo, Kate Jackson & Chifundera Kusamba 2015. A phylogeny of Central African Boaedon (Serpentes: Lamprophiidae), with the description of a new cryptic species from the Albertine Rift. African Journal of Herpetology 64 (1): 18–38 - get paper here
  • Hughes, B. 1997. Dasypeltis scabra and Lamprophis fuliginosus - two pan-African snakes in the Horn of Africa: A tribute to Don Broadley. African Journal of Herpetology 46 (2): 68-77 - get paper here
  • Kelly, Christopher M.R.; William R. Branch, Donald G. Broadley, Nigel P. Barker, Martin H. Villet 2011. Molecular systematics of the African snake family Lamprophiidae Fitzinger, 1843 (Serpentes: Elapoidea), with particular focus on the genera Lamprophis Fitzinger 1843 and Mehelya Csiki 1903. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 58(3): 415-426 - get paper here
  • Lanza B 1978. On some new or interesting east African amphibians and reptiles. Monitore Zoologico Italiano supplemento 10 (14): 229-297 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Parker,H.W. 1932. Two collections af amphibians and reptiles from British Somaliland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1932: 335-367
  • Stephen Spawls; Tomáš Mazuch& Abubakr Mohammad 2023. Handbook of Amphibians and Reptiles of North-east Africa. Bloomsbury, 640 pp. - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - 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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