oa Madoqua - A review of Hemirhagerrhis viperina (Bocage) (Serpentes: Colubridae), a rupicolous Psammophine snake
|Article Title||A review of Hemirhagerrhis viperina (Bocage) (Serpentes: Colubridae), a rupicolous Psammophine snake|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe|
|Publication Date||Jan 1997|
|Pages||161 - 169|
|Keyword(s)||Arboreal form, Colouration, Dorsal scale row, Ecology, Infralabial formula, Maxillary dentition, Maxillary tooth formulae, Rupicolous species, Subcaudals, Supralabials and Ventrals|
Most of the recorded specimens of Hemirhagerrhis viperina (Bocage) have been examined and compared with abundant material of H. nototaenia from central Africa. H. viperina can he most readily distinguished by its relatively short tail and colour pattern, but there are also average differences in several head shield characters.
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