Hemirhagerrhis hildebrandtii (PETERS, 1878)

  Revived from synonym with H. nototaenia by BROADLEY & HUGHES 2000. 
Common Names Kenyan Bark Snake, Northern bark snake, Eastern Bark Snake 
Synonym Ablabes Hildebrandtii PETERS 1878: 205
Ablabes Hildebrandtii — FISCHER 1884: 7
Ablabes Hildebrandtii — GÜNTHER 1888: 333
Hemirhagerrhis hildebrandtii — STEJNEGER 1893: 729
Amplorhinus nototaenia — BOULENGER 1896 (not GÜNTHER) (part.)
Anoplorhinus nototaenia — BOULENGER 1912: 332 (in error)
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — PARKER 1949: 362 (not GÜNTHER)
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — HEDGES 1983: 26 (not GÜNTHER)
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia — BRANDSTÄTTER 1995: 362 (not GÜNTHER)
Hemirhagerrhis hildebrandtii — BROADLEY 2000: 9
Hemirhagerrhis hildebrandtii — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 547 
Distribution SE Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, NE Tanzania
Type locality: “Kitui (Ukamba)” [Kenya]

Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map. TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well.

Trailin found this snake in Middle and South Ethiopia, east of the Rift Valley.

Types Holotype: ZMB 9282 
Food Small lizards and skinks and their eggs.
Breeding Up to 10 elongated eggs of about 6x25 mm.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1912. Missione per la frontiera Italo—Etiopica sotto il comando del Capitano Carlo Citerni. Risultati zoologici. List of the reptiles and batrachians. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (3) 5:329-332. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp.
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1896. A list of the reptiles and batrachians collected by the late Prince Eugenio Ruspoli in Somaliland and Gallaland in 1893. Annali Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Genova, Giacomo Doria, (2) 17: 5-14 [11] - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. & Hughes,B. 2000. A revision of the African genus Hemirhagerrhis BOETTGER 1893 (Serpentes: Colubridae). Syntarsus 6: 1-17
  • Fischer, J. G. 1884. Über einige afrikanische Reptilien, Amphibien und Fische des Naturhistorischen Museums I. Über die von Herrn Dr. G.A. Fischer in Massai Gebiete (Ost Afrika) auf seiner in Veranlassung der geographischen Gesellschaft in Hamburg unternommenen Expeditio Jahrb. Hamburg Wiss. Anst. 1: 1-32 - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1888. Contribution to the knowledge of snakes of tropical Africa. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 322-335 - get paper here
  • Hedges, N.G. 1983. Reptilies and amphibians of East Africa. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, 139 pp.
  • Largen, M.J.; Spawls, S. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Ethiopia and Eritrea. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt, 694 pp.
  • Parker,H.W. 1949. The snakes of Somaliland and the Sokotra islands. Zoologische Verhandelingen 6: 1-115 - get paper here
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1878. Über die von Hrn. J. M. Hildebrandt während seiner letzten ostafrikanischen Reise gesammelten Säugethiere und Amphibien. Mber. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1878: 194-209
  • Stejneger, L. 1893. On some collections of reptiles and batrachians from East Africa and the adjacent islands, recently received from Dr. W. L. Abbott and Mr. William Astor Chanler, with descriptions of new species. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 16: 711-741
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