Prosymna ambigua

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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
Subfamilia: Prosymninae
Genus: Prosymna
Species: Prosymna ambigua
Subspecies: P. a. ambigua – P. a. bocagii – P. a. stuhlmanni

Name[edit]

Prosymna ambigua Bocage 1873

Holotype: MBL 610, a 121 mm female (Bayão, 1863), destroyed by fire.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Prosymna ambiguus Bocage, 1873: 218
  • Prosymna vassei Mocquard, 1906
  • Prosymna variabilis Werner, 1909
  • Stenorhabdium temporale Werner, 1909
  • Prosymna meleagris concolor Lönnberg, 1910
  • Prosymna transvaalensis Hewitt, 1910
  • Prosymna VasseiChabanaud, 1917: 225
  • Prosymna ambigua brevis Laurent, 1953
  • Prosymna ambigua loveridgei Laurent, 1953 [=1954]
  • Prosymna ambigua urundiensis Laurent, 1953

References[edit]

  • 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.
  • Chabanaud, P. 1917: Descriptions de trois espéces nouvelles de Reptilies de l'Afrique. Bull. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. Paris, 23: 219–225.
  • Prosymna ambigua at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 6 nov 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: East African Shovelsnout Snake