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Scaphiophis raffreyi BOCOURT, 1875

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Ethiopian hook-nosed snake 
SynonymScaphiophis raffreyi BOCOURT 1875
Scaphiophis calciatti SCORTECCI 1929: 300
Scaphiophis raffreyi — BROADLEY 1994
Scaphiophis raffreyi — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 531
Scaphiophis raffreyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 663
Scaphiophis raffreyi — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 535 
DistributionE Sudan (Jumhūriyyat), Republic of South Sudan (RSS), Eritrea, Ethiopia to NE Uganda and probably NW Kenya; elevation 500-2500 m.

Type locality: Debre Tabor, Ethiopia.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 4331
Holotype: MSNM (Milano) [calciatti] 
CommentScaphiophis raffreyi has been considered as a synonym of P. albopunctatus, but has been raised to species status by Broadley (1994). 
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  • Bocourt,M.F. 1875. Sur une nouvelle espèce d’ophidien. Ann. Sci. nat. Zool. (6) 2: art. 3 - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. 1994. A revision of the African genus Scaphiophis PETERS (Serpentes: Colubridae). The Herpetological Journal 4: 1-10 - get paper here
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Scortecci, G. 1929. Rettili dell'Eritrea esistenti nelle Collezioni del Museo Civico de Milano. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali, e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano 67 (3-4): 290-339 [1928]
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2002. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51; 147] - get paper here
  • Spawls, Steve; Kim Howell, Harald Hinkel, Michele Menegon 2018. Field Guide to East African Reptiles. Bloomsbury, 624 pp. - 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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