Dipsadoboa shrevei (LOVERIDGE, 1932)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Dipsadoboa shrevei?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Shreve's (Nocturnal) Tree Snake|
|Synonym||Crotaphopeltis shrevei LOVERIDGE 1932: 83|
Dipsadoboa shrevei — LAURENT 1951: 210
Crotaphopeltis werneri shrevei — LOVERIDGE 1959
Dipsadoboa shrevei shrevei — RASMUSSEN 1986: 59
Dipsadoboa shrevei — BROADLEY 1998
Dipsadoboa shrevei shrevei — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 31
Dipsadoboa shrevei — BROADLEY et al. 2003: 210
Dipsadoboa shrevei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 231
Dipsadoboa cf. shrevei shrevei — CONRADIE et al. 2016
Dipsadoboa shrevei — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 529
|Distribution||Angola, east through S Zaire and N Zambia, Mozambique|
Type locality: Missao di Dondi, Bela Vista, Angola.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 32471|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis (shrevei): A moist savanna species of Dipsadoboa which occurs between 3°-15°S in south- central Africa and which has the following character combination: dorsals in 19-19-15 (rarely 14) rows; ventrals 203-219 and 199-212, males and females, respectively; anal entire (or rarely divided); subcaudals 74-91 and 75-96, males and females, respective- ly ; 11-16 + II ( + 1 in 32 % of the specimens) maxillary teeth; juveniles pale without any distinct markings, becoming darker (brownish, grey, or blue-black) with increasing size.|
Diagnosis (kageleri): A dry savanna form of Dipsadoboa which is apparently endemic to the Kilimanjaro area and which has the following character combination: dorsals in 17-17-13 rows; ventrals 191 and 195, male and female, respectively; anal divided; subcaudals 72 + x and 76 + x, male and female, respectively; 14 + II + 1 maxillary teeth, color similar to the adult color of the nominate subspecies.
|Comment||Distribution: Possibly occurs in the Congo. Not in Tanzania fide Branch et al. 2019.|
Subspecies: Dipsadoboa shrevei kageleri (UTHMÖLLER 1939) has been elevated to full species by Branch et al. 2019.
Synonymy: mainly after Rasmussen 1986.
Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018).
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