A new species of tree snake (Dipsadoboa, Serpentes: Colubridae) from 'sky island' forests in northern Mozambique, with notes on other members of the Dipsadoboa werneri group.

@article{Branch2019ANS,
  title={A new species of tree snake (Dipsadoboa, Serpentes: Colubridae) from 'sky island' forests in northern Mozambique, with notes on other members of the Dipsadoboa werneri group.},
  author={William R. Branch and Julian Bayliss and Gabriela B Bittencourt-Silva and Werner Conradie and Hanlie M. Engelbrecht and Simon P. Loader and Michele Menegon and Crist{\'o}v{\~a}o Nanvonamuquitxo and Krystal A. Tolley},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2019},
  volume={4646 3},
  pages={
          zootaxa.4646.3.6
        }
}
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