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Lamprophis erlangeri (STERNFELD, 1908)

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymBoodon erlangeri STERNFELD 1908: 92
Boaedon erlangeri (WERNER 1923, in error) — MEIRTE 1992: 105
Lamprophis erlangeri — NECAS 1997
Lamprophis erlangeri — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 467
Lamprophis erlangeri — KELLY et al. 2011
Boaedon erlangeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 95 

Type locality: "Somaliland."  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 27419 (C. von Erlanger and O. Neumann). 
CommentMay belong to the genus Boaedon as redefined by KELLY et al. 2011. 
EtymologyNamed after Baron Carlo von Erlanger (1872-1904), a German collector who traveled in the Tunisian Sahara (1893 and 1897), Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Somaliland (1900-1901). He was accompanied for part of the time by O. R. Neumann. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Meirte, D. 1992. Clés de détermination des serpents d'Afrique. Museum Royal d'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren Belgique Annual Series Octavo Science Zoologique 267:1-152
  • Necas, P. et al. 1993. Nachtrag zur Biologie zweier seltener Schlangenarten aus Äthiopien: Bitis parviocula Böhme, 1977 und Pseudoboodon boehmei Rasmussen & Largen, 1992, mit Bemerkungen zur Wiederentdeckung von Lamprophis erlangeri (Sternfeld, 1908). Herpetofauna 15 (87): 17-20 - get paper here
  • Necas, Petr 1997. Five endemic montane snakes from Ethiopia. REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN MAGAZINE 49: 58-65
  • Sternfeld, R. 1908. Neue und ungenügend bekannte afrikanische Schlangen. S. Ber. Ges. naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 4: 92-95 - 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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