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oa African Zoology - Short communications : a re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of Xenocalamus bicolor concavorostralis Hoffman, 1940 (Serpentes : Atractaspidinae)

Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X

 

Abstract

The taxonomic status of Xenocalamus bicolor concavorostralis Hoffman, 1940, represented only by the holotype collected near Bloemfontein in 1939, is re-evaluated. The holotype of X. b. concavorostralis, two specimens of X. bicolor recently collected within 11 km of the type locality of X. b. concavorostralis and a specimen from Barkly West were examined in detail. Hoffman's diagnostic characters for X. b. conca vorostralis were found to be untenable, with all four specimens referable to X. b. bicolour G�nther, 1868.

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1991-04-01
2019-10-17

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