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Prosymna somalica PARKER, 1930

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Higher TaxaProsymnidae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Ogaden Racer, Northern Somali Shovelsnout Snake 
SynonymProsymna somalica PARKER 1930
Prosymna somalica — LANZA 1983
Prosymna somalicus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 506
Prosymna somalica — WALLACH et al. 2014: 581 
DistributionN Somalia, Ethiopia, elevation 3500-4500 ft

Type locality: Haud, 8° N, 47°22' E, at 2,000 feet elevation, British Somaliland.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.5.42 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution in Somalia. 
  • Lanza, B. 1983. A list of the Somali amphibians and reptiles. MONITORE ZOOLOGICO ITALIANO, new Ser., SUPPL. 18 (8): 193-247 - get paper here
  • Lanza, B. 1990. Amphibians and reptiles of the Somali Democratic Republic: check list and biogeography. Biogeographia, 14: 407-465 [1988] - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Largen,M.J. & Rasmussen,J.B. 1993. Catalogue of the snakes of Ethiopia (Reptilia Serpentes), including identification keys. Tropical Zoology 6: 313-434 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1958. Revision of five african snake genera. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 119: 1-198 (141) - get paper here
  • Parker,H.W. 1930. Three new Reptiles from Somaliland. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 6: 603-606 - 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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