Micrelaps vaillanti

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Elapoidea 

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: Elapoidea

Familia: Lamprophiidae
Genus: Micrelaps
Species: Micrelaps vaillanti

Name[edit]

Holotype: MNHN 1884.696, ♂.

Type locality: Somalia.

Combinations[edit]

  • Elaposchema vaillanti Mocquard, 1888: 123 [original combination]
  • Calamelaps vaillantiBoettger, 1893: 117 [subsequent combination]
  • Micrelaps vaillantiBoulenger, 1896: 249 [subsequent combination]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Micrelaps boettgeri Boulenger 1896: 13 [synonymized by Rasmussen (2002: 74)]

Holotype: MSNG 29058, ♀.

Type locality: “Dolo”, southern Somalia.

  • Rhinocalamus meleagris Sternfeld, 1908: 244 [synonymized with M. bicoloratus by Loveridge (1936) and with M. boettgeri by De Witte & Laurent (1947)]

Holotype: ZMB 20726, ♀.

Type locality: “Insel Lamu (Britisch-Ostafrika)” by Sternfeld (1910).

  • Micrelaps nigriceps Sternfeld, 1910: 69 [synonymized with M. boettgeri by Boulenger (1915)]

Holotype: ZMB 27425, ♀.

Type locality: Abd el Kadr (südlich von Harar), Abessynien”.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Somali Two-headed Snake