Dasypeltis fasciata

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata Episquamata Toxicofera

Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Dasypeltis
Species: Dasypeltis fasciata

Name[edit]

Dasypeltis fasciata Smith, 1849

Type locality: Africa; “Sierra Leone”.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Dasypeltis fasciatus Smith, 1849: 73
  • Dipsas carinatus Hallowell, 1844: 119 (non Dipsas carinata Schlegel, 1837)
  • Dipsas carinatus – Hallowell, 1857: 69
  • Dasypeltis palmarum Gray, 1858: 161 (part.)
  • Rachiodon subfasciatus Duméril, 1860
  • Rachiodon scaber var. subfasciatus Jan, 1863: 106 (nom. nud.)
  • Rachiodon scaberMüller, 1885: 683
  • Dasypeltis scabra var. fasciataMocquard, 1887: 81
  • Dasypeltis macrops Boulenger, 1907
  • Dasypeltis macropsSchmidt, 1923: 100 (fide Gans, 1959)
  • Dasypeltis scaber macropsBogert, 1940: 85
  • Dasypeltis scaber fasciatusLoveridge, 1942
  • Dasypeltis macropsLebreton, 1999
  • Dasypeltis fasciataRödel & Mahsberg, 2000

References[edit]

  • Smith, A. 1849. Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa. 3 (Reptiles). London, Smith, Elder & Co.
  • Rödel M. O.; Mahsberg D. 2000. Vorläufige Liste der Schlangen des Tai-Nationalparks/Elfenbeinküste und angrenzender Gebiete. Salamandra 36 (1): 25-38.
  • Chippaux, J.P. 1999. Les serpents d’Afrique occidentale et centrale. Paris (IRD editions), 278 pp. [critical book review in Herp. Bull. 73: 30].
  • Dasypeltis fasciata at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 25 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Central African Egg-eating Snake, Western Forest Eggeater