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Myriopholis Boueti (Bouet's Worm Snake)

Ineich I., Prudent P.. 2014. Herpetological Review, 45 (3) : p. 466-466.

Myriopholis Boueti (Bouet's Worm Snake). Republic of Cameroon: Northern Province: Kismatari (9.32°N 13.49°E, elev. 190 m), below a cotton plantation in a trap. 11 October 2013. Patrick Prudent. Verified by Jean-François Trape. MNHN 2013.1018. New country record. This Sudanian savanna snake species was previously known from Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Burkina Faso with an eastern extension into Niger and western Chad (along the northeast Cameroonian border) (Trape and Mané 2006. Guide des serpents d'Afrique occidentale -savane et désert. IRD éditions, Paris. 226 pp.; Wallach et al. 2014. Snakes of the World, A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, London, New York. i-xxvii, 1209 pp.). The species has never been reported from Cameroon (Chirio and LeBreton 2007. Atlas des Reptiles du Cameroun. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, IRD, Paris [Patrimoines Naturels 67). 688 pp.). This specimen is likely part of the eastern most population of this species like those from Chad, which is separated from the western population by Nigeria from which the species has not been reported. IVAN INEICH, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, ISYEB (Institut Systématique Biodiversité, Evolution) UMR 7205 CNRS/EPHE/MNHN/UPMC, 57 rue Cuvier (CP 30), 75231 Paris cedex, France (ineich@mnhn.fr); PATRICK PRUDENT, CIRAD/IRAD, B.P. 1146, Garoua, Cameroun. (Texte intégral)

Mots-clés : cameroun

Thématique : Taxonomie et géographie animales

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