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Hemirhagerrhis viperina (BOCAGE, 1873)

Common Names Western Bark Snake 
Synonym Psammophylax viperinus BOCAGE 1873: 222
Psammophylax nototaenia — BOCAGE 1895: 109
Amplorhinus nototaenia — BOULENGER 1896: 125 (part.)
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia viperinus — BOGERT 1940
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia viperina — MERTENS 1955: 92
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia viperinus — BAUER et al. 1993
Hemirhagerrhis viperina — BROADLEY 1997 
Distribution SW Angola, NW Namibia

Type locality: “Dombe” [= Dombe Grande, Benguela, Angola]

This is not a precise distribution map. Details e.g. on http://eol.org/pages/456679/maps
   
Comment Synonymy mostly after BROADLEY 1997.

Reproduction: oviparous. 
References
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek), 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Blackburn, D.G. 1993. STANDARDIZED CRITERIA FOR THE RECOGNITION OF REPRODUCTIVE MODES IN SQUAMATE REPTILES. Herpetologica 49 (1): 118-132 - get paper here
  • Bocage,J.V. du B. 1895. Herpétologie d'Angola et du Congo. Lisbon: Imprimerie Nationale, i-xx, 203 pp.
  • Bocage,J.V.B. 1873. Melanges erpetologiques. II. Sur quelques reptiles et batraciens nouveaux, rares ou peu connus d‘Afrique occidentale. Jorn. Acad. Sci. Lisboa 4: 209-227
  • Bogert,C.M. 1940. Herpetological results of the Vernay Angola Expedition. I. Snakes, including an arrangement of the African Colubridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 77: 1-107
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Broadley, D.G. & Hughes,B. 2000. A revision of the African genus Hemirhagerrhis BOETTGER 1893 (Serpentes: Colubridae). Syntarsus 6: 1-17
  • Broadley,D.G. 1997. A review of Hemirhagerrhis viperina (Bocage) (Serpentes: Colubridae), a rupicolous Psammophine snake. Madoqua 19 (2): 161-169
  • Mertens,R. 1955. Die Herpetofauna Südwestafrikas. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges., Frankfurt, 529: 1-110

Sources

  1. The Reptile Database