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Polemon notatus (PETERS, 1882)

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Higher TaxaAtractaspididae (Aparallactinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymMicrosoma notatum PETERS 1882: 127
Cynodontophis aemulans WERNER 1902
Cynodontophis notatus aemulans — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 89
Cynodontophis notatus notatus — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 87
Cynodontophis notatus aemulans — TRAPE 1985
Polemon notatus aemulans — TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995: 43
Polemon notatum — BAUER et al. 1995: 68
Polemon (Cynodontophis) notatus — LEBRETON 1999
Polemon notatus — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Polemon notatus — PAUWELS & VANDE WEGHE 2008
Polemon notatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 573 
DistributionCameroon, Gabon, W/C Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Central African Republic

notatum: Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon. Type locality: “nicht bekannt”.

aemulans: Congo (Brazzaville), Zaire  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 10271 
  • Chifundera, K. 1990. Snakes of Zaire and their bites. Afr. Stud. Monogr. (Kyoto) 10(3): 137-157.
  • Chippaux, Jean-Philippe & Kate Jackson 2019. Snakes of Central and Western Africa. Johns Hopkins University Press, 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
  • Chirio, Laurent and Ivan Ineich 2006. Biogeography of the reptiles of the Central African Republic. African Journal of Herpetology 55(1):23-59. - get paper here
  • LeBreton, Matthew 1999. A working checklist of the herpetofauna of Cameroon. Netherlands Committee for IUCN, 160 pp.
  • Pauwels, O.S.G. & Vande Weghe, J.P. 2008. Les reptiles du Gabon. Smithsonian Institution, Washington: 272 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1882. Den Namen der Batrachiergattung Hylonomus in Hyloscirtus zu ändern und legte zwei neue Arten von Schlangen, Microsoma notatum, und Liophis ygraecum. Sitzungsber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berlin 1882 (8): 127-129 - get paper here
  • Trape, J. F. 1985. Les serpents de la region de Dimonika (Mayombe, Republique Popilaire du Congo. Revue de zoologie africaine 99 (2): 135-140
  • Trape, J.F. & R. ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995. Les serpents du Congo: liste commentée et clé de détermination. Journal of African Zoology 109 (1): 31-50
  • 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.
  • Werner, F. 1902. Über westafrikanische Reptilien. Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien 52: 332-348
  • Witte, G. F. de & LAURENT,R.F. 1947. Revision d'un groupe de Colubridae africains: genres Calamelaps, Miodon, Aparallactus, et formes affines. Mém. Mus. Roy. Hist. Nat. Belgique (sér. 2) 29: 1-134
  • Zassi-Boulou, Ange Ghislain; Joseph Goma Tchimbakala, Lise Bethy Mavoungou, and Kate Jackson 2020. A Survey of Snakes in the Patte d’Oie Forest Reserve (Brazzaville, Republic of Congo): an Urban Snake Community in Central Africa. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 15 (1): - get paper here
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