Prosymna pitmani BATTERSBY, 1951
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Prosymna pitmani?
|Higher Taxa||Prosymnidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Pitman's Shovelsnout Snake, Multi-scaled Shovel-snout|
|Synonym||Prosymna pitmani BATTERSBY 1951: 828|
Prosymna pitmani — LOVERIDGE 1958
Prosymna pitmani (incertae sedis) — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 29
Prosymna pitmani — WALLACH et al. 2014: 581
Prosymna pitmani — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 423
|Distribution||SE Tanzania south to S Malawi.|
Type locality: Kilwa district, Southern Region, Tanzania (restricted to Nanguale by LOVERIDGE 1958).
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 1922.214.171.124-97, Type and Paratype,|
|Comment||Prosymna pitmani is distinguished from all other members of the genus by its 19-21 midbody scale-rows [LOVERIDGE 1958].|
Diet: reptile eggs
|Etymology||Named after Lieutenant Colonel Charles Robert Senhouse Pitman (1890-1975), an ornithologist and a herpetologist. He was an officer in the Indian army (1909-1921), serving with distinction in WWI in France, Egypt, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), and Palestine.|
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