Rediscovery, taxonomic status, and phylogenetic relationships of two rare and endemic snakes (Serpentes: Psammophiinae) from the southwestern Angolan plateau.

@article{Branch2019RediscoveryTS,
  title={Rediscovery, taxonomic status, and phylogenetic relationships of two rare and endemic snakes (Serpentes: Psammophiinae) from the southwestern Angolan plateau.},
  author={W. Branch and Ninda L Baptista and Chad Keates and Shelley Edwards},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2019},
  volume={4590 3},
  pages={
          zootaxa.4590.3.2
        }
}
  • W. Branch, Ninda L Baptista, +1 author Shelley Edwards
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zootaxa
  • Two rare and endemic psammophines (Serpentes: Psammophiinae) occur in Angola. The taxonomic status of Psammophylax rhombeatus ocellatus Bocage, 1873 and Psammophis ansorgii Boulenger, 1905 have long remained problematic, with both having varied past and present taxonomic assignments, and whose distributions may therefore present zoogeographic anomalies. Little was known of their biology, habitat associations, or phylogenetic relationships. New material was collected during biodiversity surveys… CONTINUE READING
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