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Duberria rhodesiana BROADLEY, 1958

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Higher TaxaPseudoxyrhophiidae(Amplorhininae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Zimbabwean Slug Eater 
SynonymDuberria lutrix rhodesiana BROADLEY 1958
Duberria lutrix rhodesiana — BROADLEY 1959
Duberria lutrix rhodesiana — BROADLEY 1962
Duberria (lutrix) rhodesiana — BROADLEY & BLAYLOCK 2013: 227
Duberria rhodesiana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 247 
DistributionNE Zimbabwe

Type locality: "Chishawasha, near Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia" [= Chishawasha, Mashonaland East Prov., NE Zimbabwe, 17°46'S, 31°13'E, elevation 1400 m].  
TypesHolotype: NMZB 916 (formerly NM/M 916), female; paratype: BMNH 1963.5. 
EtymologyNamed after its occurence in (Southern) Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. 
  • Broadley, D. & Blaylock 2013. The Snakes of Zimbabwe and Botswana. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 387 pp. [book review in Sauria 35 (2): 59 and Copeia 2014: 388] - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1958. Serpents, Colubridae: Duberria lutrix rhodesiana n. subsp. Occ. Pap. Natn. Mus. S. Rhodesia (Ser. B) 3: 215-216
  • Broadley, D.G. 1959. The herpetology of Southern Rhodesia. Part I--the snakes. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 120 (1): 1-100 [reprint 1972] - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • 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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