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Polemon robustus (DE WITTE & LAURENT, 1943)

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Higher TaxaAtractaspididae (Aparallactinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Zaire Snake-eater 
SynonymMiodon robustus DE WITTE & LAURENT 1943: 62
Miodon robustus — DE WITTE & LAURENT 1947: 62
Miodon robustus — LAURENT 1958: 123
Polemon robustus — WELCH 1994: 99
Polemon robustus — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Polemon robustus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 573 
DistributionC Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville) ?

Type locality: "Bolobo (Congo belge: Distr. du Lac Léopold II), Congo belge." [=Boldoo, extreme northwestern Bandundu Region, extreme west-central Zaire, 2˚10'S, 16˚14'E].  
TypesHolotype: RMCA (= MRAC) 9829, a 645 mm female (H. Schouteden, 1934). 

Sometimes cited as WITTE & LAURENT 1943. Probably occurs int he Congo too (TRAPE & ROUX-ESTÈVE 1995) 
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • 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. [detaileld review in HR 51 (1): 161] - get paper here
  • 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
  • Laurent, R.F. 1958. Notes herpétologiques africaines II. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 58 (1–2): 115–128
  • 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.
  • Witte, G. F. de & LAURENT,R.F. 1943. Contribution à la systématique des Boiginae du Congo Belge (Rept.) [and errata slip]. Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 37: 157-189
  • 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
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