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Lamprophis abyssinicus MOCQUARD, 1906

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Ethiopian (or Abyssinian) House Snake 
SynonymLamprophis abyssinicus MOCQUARD 1906: 249
Lamprophis abyssinicus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 466
Lamprophis abyssinicus — KELLY et al. 2011
Boaedon abyssinicus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 94 

Type locality: “Akai, en Abyssinie”  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1905.0188, a 483 mm female (M. de Rothchild) 
CommentSee comment in Largen & Rasmussen (1993).

May belong to the genus Boaedon as redefined by KELLY et al. 2011. 
  • 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
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Largen,M.J. & Rasmussen,J.B. 1993. Catalogue of the snakes of Ethiopia (Reptilia Serpentes), including identification keys. Tropical Zoology 6: 313-434 - get paper here
  • Mocquard 1906. Description de quelques reptiles et d’un batracien d’espèces nouvelles. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris 12: 247-253 - 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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