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Lycophidion albomaculatum STEINDACHNER, 1870

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Higher TaxaLamprophiidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLycophidion horstockii var. albomaculata STEINDACHNER 1870: 334
Lycophidium semicinctum — BOULENGER 1893: 341
Lycophidion semicinctum albomaculatum — LESTON & HUGHES 1968
Lycophidion semicinctum albomaculatum — GUIBÉ & ROUX-ESTEVE 1972
Lycophidion albomaculatum — CONDAMIN 1995
Lycophidion albomaculatum — TRAPE & MANE 2004
Lycophidion albomaculatum — TRAPE & BALDÉ 2014
Lycophidion albomaculatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 408 
DistributionSW Mali, Guinea (Conakry), Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia (?), Sierra Leone  
TypesHolotype: unlocated, probably MNHN fide B. Hughes. Not traced at MNHN-RA (I. Ineich, March 2019) 
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  • Böhme, Wolfgang, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Christian Brede & Philipp Wagner 2011. The reptiles (Testudines, Squamata, Crocodylia) of the forested southeast of the Republic Guinea (Guinée forestière), with a country-wide checklist. Bonn zoological Bulletin 60 (1): 35-61 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
  • Condamin,M. 1995. Lycophidion semicinctum albomaculatum (Serpentes, Colubridae), élevé au rang d'espèce. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 69-71: 51-56 - get paper here
  • Gemel, R.; G. Gassner & S. Schweiger 2019. Katalog der Typen der Herpetologischen Sammlung des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien – 2018. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 121: 33–248
  • Guibé, J. & ROUX-ESTÈVE, R. 1972. Les espèces ouest-Africains du genre Lycophidion (Serpentes, Colubridae), with the description of a new endemic species. Zoologische Mededelingen 47: 391-400 - get paper here
  • Hörold, R. 2018. Hausschlangen – versteckte Vielfalt. Reptilia 23 (129): 16-22
  • Leston,D. & B. Hughes 1968. The snakes of Tafo, a forest Cocoa farm locality in Ghana. Bull. IFAN (A) 30: 737-770
  • Steindachner, F. 1870. Herpetologische Notizen (Il). Reptilien gesammelt Während einer Reise in Sengambien. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, 62: 326-348. - get paper here
  • Trape, J.-F. & Mané, Y. 2004. Les serpents des environs de Bandafassi (Sénégal oriental). Bull. Soc. Herp. France 109: 5-34 - get paper here
  • Trape, J.-F. & Mané, Y. 2006. Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale. Savane et désert. [Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger]. IRD Editions, Paris, 226 pp. - get paper here
  • TRAPE, JEAN-FRANÇOIS & CELLOU BALDÉ 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900 (3): 301–338 - get paper here
  • Trape, Jean-François & Youssouph Mané 2017. The snakes of Mali. Bonn zoological Bulletin 66 (2): 107–133 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • VERBURGT, L., CLARK, T. K., CAULDWELL, A. E. & BRANCH, W. R. 2013. Lycophidion albomaculatum (Steindachner, 1870). African Herp News (59): 46-48 - 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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