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Elapsoidea chelazziorum LANZA, 1979

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Higher TaxaElapidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Somali Garter Snake 
SynonymElapsoidea chelazzii LANZA 1979
Elapsoidea chelazziorum — LANZA 1990
Elapsoidea chelazzii — WELCH 1994: 59
Elapsoidea chelazziorum — DOBIEY & VOGEL 2007
Elapsoidea chelazziorum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 266 

Type locality: “about 6 km E of Afgoi (about 02° 06’ N, 45° 11’ E), SE Somalia”.  
TypesHolotype: MZUF 21964 
  • Dobiey, M. & Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous Snakes of Africa - Giftschlangen Afrikas. Edition Chimaira, Terralog 15, 150 pp. - get paper here
  • Jakobsen A. 1997. A review of some East African members of the genus Elapsoidea Bocage with the description of a new species from Somalia and a key for the genus (Reptilia, Serpentes, Elapidae). Steenstrupia 22: 59-82.
  • Lanza B 1979. Elapsoidea chelazzii, a new elapid snake from Somalia. Monitore Zoologico Italiano supplemento 12 (12): 237-245 - 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
  • 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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