Crotaphopeltis barotseensis

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Crotaphopeltis
Species: Crotaphopeltis barotseensis

Name[edit]

Holotype: FMNH 134249 (field number 1216), adult ♀, collected by Mr. Richard G. Japp on 24 March 1962.

Type locality: “Kalabo, Barotseland, Zambia”.

Synonymy[edit]

  • Crotaphopeltis barotseensisAuerbach, 1987: 185
  • Crotaphopeltis barotseensisRasmussen, 1997

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Gaborone Printing Works, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Rasmussen, J.B. 1997. On two little-known African water snakes (Crotaphopeltis degeni and Crotaphopeltis barotseensis). Amphibia-Reptilia 18: 191–206.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Barotse Water Snake