oa Madoqua - A new species of Cohber from northern Namibia (Reptilia: Serpentes)



A new species of Coluber (sensu lato) is descriptionbed from near the Cunene River in northern Namibia. The genus has not previously been recorded south of Kenya. This snake appears to be most closely related to C. florulentus which occurs 3 000 km to the north, but it differs in its strongly-handed pattern, suggesting mimicry of the Zebra Spitting Cobra Naja nigricollis nigricincta.


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