oa Annals of the Natal Museum - A review of the Natal green snake, Philothamnus natalensis (A. Smith), with a description of a new subspecies

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The Natal Green Snake (Philothamnus natalensis) has two races, distinguished by the presence or absence of keels on the subcaudals. The revival of Chlorophis as a full genus is unacceptable and it is proposed that the closely related Keeled Green Snakes should be placed in a single genus, Gastropyxis Cope becoming a synonym of Hapsidophrys Fischer.

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