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Taxonomy of the family Lamprophiidae Biodiversity of the family Lamprophiidae

Bibliography of the family
Lamprophiidae
(House Snakes, etc.)

(Reptilia: Serpentes)

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Andersson, L.G. 1901. Some new species of snakes from Cameroon and South America, belonging to the collections of the Royal Museum in Stockholm. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar (Stockholm) 27(4)(5): 26 pp.

Andonov, K.; Natchev, N.; Kornilev, Y.V.; Tzankov, N. 2017. Does sexual selection influence ornamentation of hemipenes in Old World snakes? Anatomical Record-Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 300(9): 1680-1694

Cottone, A.M.; Bauer, A.M. 2011. Variably occurring parietal pits in psammophiid snakes (Squamata: Serpentes): convergent expression of ancestral skin traits. Herpetology Notes 4: 381-385.

Dobiey, M.; Vogel, G. 2007. Venomous snakes of Africa / Giftschlangen Afrikas. [Terralog vol. 15]. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 148 pp.

Golay, P.; Smith, H.M.; Broadley, D.G.; Dixon, J.R.; McCarthy, C.; Rage, J.C.; Schätti, B.; Toriba, M. 1993. Endoglyphs and other major venomous snakes of the world: a checklist. Azemiops, Geneva, Switzerland. 478 pp.

Haan, C.C. de 2006. Sense-organ-like parietal pits, sporadically occurring, found in Psammophiinae (Serpentes, Colubridae). pp. 213-214. In: Vences, M.; Köhler, J.; Ziegler, T. & Böhme, W. (eds.). Herpetologia Bonnensis II. Proceedings of the 13th Congress of the Societas Europaea Herpetologica, 27 September - 2 October 2005, Bonn, Germany. Societas Europaea Herpetologica, Bonn. 262 pp.

Harding, K.A.; Welch, K.R.G. 1980. Venomous snakes of the world. A checklist. Pergamon, New York. 188 pp.

Kelly, C.M.R.; Barker, N.P.; Villet, M.H.; Broadley, D.G. 2009. Phylogeny, biogeography and classification of the snake superfamily Elapoidea: a rapid radiation in the Late Eocene. Cladistics 25(1): 38-63.

Kelly, C.M.R.; Barker, N.P.; Villet, M.H.; Broadley, D.G.; Branch, W.R. 2008. The snake family Psammophiidae (Reptilia: Serpentes): phylogenetics and species delimitation in the African sand snakes (Psammophis Boie, 1825) and allied genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47(3): 1045-1060.

Mocquard, F. 1909. Descriptions de quelques reptiles et d'un batracien nouveaux de la collection du Museum. Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris) 1908: 259-262.

Murphy, J.B. 2014. Studies on venomous reptiles in zoos and aquariums: Part II. True vipers, Fea's viper, mole vipers, pitvipers, venomous lizards, conclusion. Herpetological Review 45(2): 346-364.

Pury, S. de; Böhme, W. 2013. A contribution to the understanding of the self-rubbing behaviour in psammophiid snakes (Squamata: Psammophiidae). Salamandra 49(1): 18-30.

Shine, R.; Branch, W.R.; Harlow, P.S.; Webb, J.K.; Shine, T. 2006. Biology of burrowing asps (Atractaspididae) from southern Africa. Copeia 2006(1): 103-115.

Smith, H.M.; Smith, R.B. 1980. Comments on application for suppression and validation of elapid snake names. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 36(4): 199-200.

Ulber, T.M. (ed.). 2001. Catalogue of valid species and synonyms. A bibliographic reference. Vol. 2. Viperinae, Atractaspididae. Herprint International, Bredell, South Africa. 364 pp.

Underwood, G.L.; Stimson, A.F. 1980. Comments on application for suppression and validation of elapid snake. (1). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 36(4): 198-199.

Wollberg, M.; Kochva, E.; Underwood, G. 1998. On the rictal glands of some atractaspid snakes. Herpetological Journal 8(3): 137-143.

Zaher, H.; Grazziotin, F.G.; Cadle, J.E.; Murphy, R.W.; Moura-Leite, J.C. de; Bonatto, S.L. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of advanced snakes (Serpentes, Caenophidia) with an emphasis on South American xenodontines: a revised classification and descriptions of new taxa. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (Sao Paulo) 49(11): 115-153.