Philothamnus hoplogaster ( Guenther , 1863),

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 172

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Philothamnus hoplogaster ( Guenther , 1863)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Colubridae

Philothamnus hoplogaster ( Guenther, 1863) 

Material

Mt. Mabu ( PEM R21154, female, 390 mm SVL 165 mm TL), Mt. M’pàluwé ( PEM R21219, male, 406 mm SVL + 188 TL).

Comments

Specimen collected from Mt. Mabu has 10 black spots anterior on the dorsum, while the Mt. M’pàluwé specimen has uniform lime-green colouration. The Mt. Mabu specimen was collected from an overhanging tree along a well vegetated low-elevation stream at night, while the Mt. M’pàluwé was collected around a water tank at the Oasis Water Camp.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Philothamnus