|Common Names||Link-marked Sand Snake, Two-striped Sand Racer|
|Synonym||Psammophis biseriatus PETERS 1881: 88
Psammophis biseriatus — FISCHER 1884: 13
Psammophis biseriatus — BOULENGER 1895: 168
Psammophis biseriatus — STERNFELD 1912 (fide BROADLEY 1998)
Psammophis biseriatus — LOVERIDGE 1936: 39
Psammophis biseriatus — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 27
Psammophis biseriatus — LARGEN & SPAWLS 2010: 557
|Distribution||S Somalia, Kenya, NE Tanzania, S Libya, Sudan,
Ethiopia, Uganda (1)
Type locality: “Taita” [Kenya]
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
|Types||Holotype: ZMB 9394 (1)|
|Comment||Largen (1997) mentions that this species could have
been treated as a synonym of P. tanganicus. BROADLEY 1998 (in
SCHMIDT’s 1919-1923 SSAR reprint) stated that STERNFELD’s specimens were
allegedly collected in Rwanda or eastern Kivu but have never been found
in this area subsequently and it is probable that they were obtained at
lower altitudes in Tanzania and mislabeled.(1)
Not listed by SCHLEICH, KÄSTLE & KABISCH 1996. (1)
(1) The Reptile Database
|This sandsnake was found in the Kalama Concervancy, Central Kenya.
And: How do I tell the difference between a link-marked or Tanganyika?
And which one is this?
Florian Finke: "Optically Psammophis tanganicus do have much more blotches on the head and often they are more coloured.
|Roel Driece, Facebook group East African Snakes and Other Reptiles,
Found in Watamu, Kenya.