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Higher TaxaProsymnidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesProsymna greigerti greigerti MOCQUARD 1906
Prosymna greigerti collaris STERNFELD 1908 
Common NamesE: Southern Sahel speckled shovel-snout 
SynonymProsymna Greigerti MOCQUARD 1906: 466
Prosymna greigerti — LOVERIDGE 1958: 139
Prosymna meleagris laurenti LOVERIDGE 1958
Prosymna meleagris laurenti — PITMAN 1974
Prosymna meleagris laurenti — BARNETT & EMMS 2005
Prosymna maleagris greigerti — TRAPE & MANÉ 2002
Prosymna greigerti — TRAPE & MANÉ 2006
Prosymna greigerti — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Prosymna greigerti greigerti — CHIRIO et al. 2011
Prosymna gregerti [sic] — SEGNIAGBETO et al. 2012: 345
Prosymna greigerti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 580
Prosymna greigerti — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 421

Prosymna greigerti collaris STERNFELD 1908
Prosymna meleagris var. collaris STERNFELD 1908
Prosymna collaris — CHIRIO & INEICH 2006
Prosymna greigerti collaris — CHIRIO 2009
Prosymna greigerti collaris — CHIRIO et al. 2011
Prosymna greigerti collaris — HUGHES 2013
Prosymna collaris — TRAPE & MANÉ 2017 
Distributiongreigerti: Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea (Conakry), Burkina Faso, Togo, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Sudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), Ethiopia; propbably N Uganda

Type locality: Lobi region, French Sudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS) [= Burkina-Faso]

collaris: Senegal, Mali, Benin, Ghana, Togo, Burkina Faso, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS); Type locality: Mangu (= Sansane-Mango), Togo.

laurenti: Type locality: Mongalla, Equatoria Province, Sudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS).  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1906.0154
Holotype: ZMB 21970 [collaris]
Holotype: MCZ 53383, male [laurenti] 
CommentSynonymy: Prosymna meleagris var. collaris STERNFELD 1908 was synonymized with P. meleagris by LOVERIDE 1958.

Distribution: after Chirio et al. 2011 who also have a map. 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the holotype, Lt. Greigert. 
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