Gonionotophis capensis (Smith, 1847),

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: 173

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Gonionotophis capensis (Smith, 1847)


Taxon classification Animalia Squamata Lamprophiidae

Gonionotophis capensis (Smith, 1847) 


Mt. Mabu ( PEM R21152, male, 965 mm SVL + 160 mm TL; PEM R21153, female, 993 mm SVL + 143 mm TL).


Two specimens were collected on the same night (15 November 2014) from the same locality near a stream at the base of Mt. Mabu. It is possible that the male was following the female, as they were collected minutes apart.