Thelotornis mossambicanus (Bocage, 1895),

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

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/A23CFF5A-C8D6-E26D-5963-C8DF036A72A5

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scientific name

Thelotornis mossambicanus (Bocage, 1895)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Colubridae

Thelotornis mossambicanus (Bocage, 1895) 

Material

Mt. Mabu ( PEM R21142, juvenile, 312 SVL+163 mm TL; PEM R21149, male, 650 mm SVL + 400 mm TL), M’pàluwé ( PEM R21228, female, 706 mm SVL +419 mm TL).

Comments

At Mt. Mabu one specimen was collected from closed-canopy forest while the other was collected in transitional miombo woodland. A male and female specimen donated by a local presumably obtained from near Ribáuè town. The juvenile collected from closed-canopy forest had a juvenile Rhampholeon maspictus  in its stomach.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Colubridae

Genus

Thelotornis