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Taxonomy of the family Lamprophiidae
Bibliography of the genus Aparallactus
Biodiversity of the family Lamprophiidae








Genus
Aparallactus

African Centipede Eaters

Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Afrikanske Skolopendersnoge

1849 Aparallactus Smith (type species: Aparallactus capensis Smith 1849)
1849 Elapomorphus Smith (type species: Aparallactus capensis Smith 1849)
1854 Uriechis Peters (type species: Uriechis lunulatus Peters 1854)
1857 Eucritus Jan (type species: Eucritus atrocephalus Jan 1857)
1859 Elapops Günther (type species: Elapops modestus Günther 1859)
1860 Pariaspis Cope (type species: Pariaspis plumbeatra Cope 1860)
Periaspis Loveridge 1944 [emendation of Pariaspis Cope 1860]
1863 Cercocalamus Günther (type species: Cercocalamus collaris Günther 1863)
1870 Metopophis Peters (type species: Uriechis lineatus Peters 1870)
1917 Rouleophis Chabanaud (type species: Rouleophis chevalieri Chabanaud 1917; syn. Böhme, Rödel, Brede & Wagner 2011)
Contents: 11 species, of which 4 (36.4%) are endemic.
Distribution: SubSaharan Africa.
Reported from: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique (incl. Bazaruto Archipelago), Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania (incl. Mafia, Zanzibar), Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Aparallactus capensis

Cape Centipede Eater, Black-headed Centipede Eater, Black-headed Snake

Südliche Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Sydlig Skolopendersnog

1849 Aparallactus capensis Smith
Elapomorphus capensis Smith 1849
Uriechis capensis Günther 1865
1863 Cercocalamus collaris Günther (Loveridge 1957)
1895 Aparallactus bocagii Boulenger (Broadley 1983)
Aparallactus capensis bocagei Witte & Laurent 1947
1895 Aparallactus punctatolineatus Boulenger (Broadley 1983)
Aparallactus capensis punctatolineatus Witte & Laurent 1947
1910 Aparallactus lübberti Sternfeld (Broadley 1983)
Aparallactus capensis lübberti Mertens 1955

Other common names:
bocagii: Angolan Centipede Eater
Remarks: Records from Western Cape, South Africa, are regarded as doubtful (Bates, Branch, Bauer, Burger, Marais, Alexander & Villiers [eds.] 2014).
Distribution: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Congo-Kinshasa, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique (incl. Bazaruto Archipelago), Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West Province), Tanzania (incl. Mafia, Zanzibar), Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Aparallactus guentheri

East African Black Centipede Eater, Zanzibar Centipede Eater

Ostafikanische Schwarze Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Østafrikansk Sort Skolopendersnog

1895 Aparallactus guentheri Boulenger
1928 Aparallactus uluguruensis Barbour & Loveridge (Broadley & Howell 1991)
Aparallactus capensis uluguruensis Welch 1982

Other common names:
uluguruensis: Uluguru Centipede Eater
Remarks: Records from Angola refer to capensis (Broadley 1990; Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn & Bauer 2018).
Distribution: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.


Aparallactus jacksonii

Sudan Centipede Eater, Kilimajaro Centipede Eater, (Jackson's Centipede Eater)

Sudanische Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Sudansk Skolopendersnog

1888 Uriechis jacksonii Günther
Aparallactus jacksonii Boulenger 1895
1955 Aparallactus jacksoni oweni Loveridge

Other common names:
oweni: Southern Sudan Centipede Eater, Owen's Centipede Eater
Distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania.


Aparallactus lineatus

Lined Centipede Eater

Gestreifte Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Afrikansk Stribet Skolopendersnog

1870 Uriechis lineatus Peters
Aparallactus lineatus Boulenger 1895

Remarks: Previously confused with niger.
Distribution: Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria.


Aparallactus lunulatus

Reticulated Centipede Eater, Plumbeous Centipede Eater, Blotched-back Centipede Eater

Netz-Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Net-skolopendersnog

1854 Uriechis lunulatus Peters
Aparallactus lunulatus Boulenger 1895
1884 Uriechis concolor Fischer (Largen & Rasmussen 1993)
Aparallactus concolor Boulenger 1895
Aparallactus lunulatus concolor Loveridge 1957
1916 Aparallactus nigrocollaris Chabanaud (Largen & Rasmussen 1993)
Aparallactus lunulatus nigrocollaris Laurent 1958
1931 Aparallactus concolor boulengeri Scortecci [not Aparallactus boulengeri Werner 1896] (Largen & Rasmussen 1993)
1949 Aparallactus lunulatus scorteccii Parker (Broadley & Howell 1991)

Other common names:
lunulatus: Southeastern Reticulated Centipede Eater, Southeastern Plumbeous Centipede Eater
nigrocollaris: Black-collared Centipede Eater
scorteccii: Scortecci's Reticulated Centipede Eater, Scortecci's Plumbeous Centipede Eater
Distribution: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Aparallactus modestus

Western Forest Centipede Eater, Forest Centipede Eater, Western Centipede Eater, Common Centipede Eater, Grey Forest Snake, Blue-grey Forest Snake

Wald-Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Skov-skolopendersnog

1859 Elapops modestus Günther
Aparallactus modestus Bogert 1940
1860 Periaspis plumbeatra Cope (Loveridge 1957)
1896 Aparallactus boulengeri Werner (Loveridge 1957)
1897 Aparallactus peraffinis Werner (Loveridge 1957)
1897 Aparallactus ubangensis Boulenger
Aparallactus modestus ubangensis Witte & Laurent 1947
1901 Aparallactus flavitorques Boulenger (Loveridge 1957)
1902 Aparallactus congicus Werner (Loveridge 1957)
1902 Aparallactus dolloi Werner (Loveridge 1957)
1907 Aparallactus batesii Boulenger (Loveridge 1957)
1910 Aparallactus christyi Boulenger (Loveridge 1957)
1917 Aparallactus nigrocollaris roucheti Chabanaud (Loveridge 1957)
1923 Guyomarchia unicolor Angel (Loveridge 1957)
1924 Aparallactus graueri Werner (Loveridge 1957)

Remarks: Records from Burkina Faso (e.g., Roman 1984) represent misidentified lunulatus nigrocollaris (Trape & Mané 2006a).
Distribution: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda.


Aparallactus moeruensis

Congolese Centipede Eater

Kongolesische Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Congolesisk Skolopendersnog

1943 Aparallactus moeruensis Witte & Laurent

Distribution: Congo-Kinshasa.


Aparallactus niger

West African Black Centipede Eater

Westafikanische Schwarze Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Vestafrikansk Sort Skolopendersnog

1897 Aparallactus niger Boulenger
1917 Rouleophis chevalieri Chabanaud (Böhme, Rödel, Brede & Wagner 2011)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of lineatus (e.g., Loveridge 1938, 1944). Revalidated by Laurent (1947). Validity confirmed by Wallach (1994a).
Distribution: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone.


Aparallactus nigriceps

Mozambique Centipede Eater

Mosambikanische Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Mozambiquisk Skolopendersnog

1854 Uriechis nigriceps Peters
Aparallactus nigriceps Boulenger 1895
Aparallactus capensis nigriceps Witte & Laurent 1947
1857 Eucritus atrocephalus Jan (Broadley 1983)
1862 Uriechis atriceps Jan (Broadley 1983)

Distribution: Mozambique.


Aparallactus turneri

Malindi Centipede Eater

Malindi-Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Malindi-skolopendersnog

1935 Ararallactus turneri Loveridge

Distribution: Kenya.


Aparallactus werneri

Usambara Centipede Eater, (Werner's Centipede Eater)

Usambara-Tausendfüßer-Fresser

Usambara-skolopendersnog

1895 Aparallactus werneri Boulenger

Distribution: Tanzania.