Dasypeltis parascabra TRAPE, MEDIANNIKOV & TRAPE, 2012
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Dasypeltis parascabra?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Dasypeltis parascabra TRAPE, MEDIANNIKOV & TRAPE 2012|
Dasypeltis parascabra — WALLACH et al. 2014: 211
|Distribution||Guinea (Conakry), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria|
Type locality: Dalakan, Guinea (9°58’N, 9°32’W)
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 2010.0438 (formerly IRD 1555-G), collected between June and October 2005, by a villager who gave it to JF Trape; paratypes: IRSNB and MNHN-RA 2010.0439 (3 paratype specimens at MNHN-RA according to original description).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: The genetic results and the following characters: nasal entire, dark rhombic pattern with the pigment uniformly distributed on scales and the lateral bars alternating with the dorsal saddles (‘‘not-linked scabra’’ pattern of Gans ). Head with two transversal black bars between the nasals and the eyes, and two or three V shaped black bars on the back of the head and the nape.|
|Comment||Distribution: see map in GÖTHEL 2015: 19.|
Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018).
|Etymology||The name of the new species refers to its close resemblance to D. scabra.|