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On the African leopard whip snake, Psammophis leopardinus Bocage, 1887 (Serpentes, Colubridae), with the description of a new species from Zambia

  • BARRY HUGHES (a1) and E. WADE (a2)


An examination of scalation and dentition of specimens in Brussels (IRSN), Tervuren (MRAC) – mostly Bredo collection, and London (BMNH) from Angola, Congo-Kinshasa and Zambia suggests the existence of a species which is neither P. sibilans leopardinus of which the type is from Namibia, nor P. ‘sibilans’ [mossambicus] of Congo-Kinshasa and Zambia, but a new species previously unnamed.


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Bulletin of the Natural History Museum: Zoology Series
  • ISSN: 0968-0470
  • EISSN: 1475-2980
  • URL: /core/journals/bulletin-of-the-natural-history-museum-zoology-series
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