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Taxonomy of the genus Psammophylax Biodiversity of the family Lamprophiidae

Bibliography of the genus
Psammophylax (Skaapstekers)

(Reptilia: Serpentes: Lamprophiidae)

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.

Psammophylax in general

Broadley, D.G. 1976. A revision of the African snakes of the genus Psammophylax Fitzinger (Colubridae). Occasional Papers of the National Museums and Monuments of Rhodesia Series B Natural Sciences 6(1): 1-44.

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.

Psammophylax acutus

Ashe, J. 1965. First record of snake from Uganda. Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society 25: 162.

Broadley, D.G. 1971. A review of Rhamphiophis acutus (Gunther) with the description of a new subspecies from Zambia (Serpentes: Colubridae). Arnoldia Rhodesia 5(8): 1-8.

Witte, G.F. de 1959. Contribution a la fauae herpetologique du Congo Belge: description de trois serpents nouveaux. Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaine (Bruxelles) 60: 348-351.

Psammophylax multisquamis

Bourgeois, M. 1964. Les reptiles de la Kasapa (Elisábethville). Publ. Univ. Elisábethville 7: 65-89.

Loveridge, A. 1932. New opisthoglyphous snakes of the genera Crotaphopeltis and Trimerorhinus from Angola and Kenya Colony. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 45: 83-86.

Owen, J.S. 1956. Torit snakes. Sudan Notes 37: 92-93.

Psammophylax rhombeatus

Bates, M.F. 1985. Notes on egg clutches in Lamprophis inornatus and Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 31(1): 21.

Burrage, B.R. 1978. Reptiles collected from the west coast of the Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 81(3): 265-271.

Cottone, A.M. 2009. Self-rubbing and substrate marking by the Rhombic Skaapsteker, Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Herpetozoa 21(3-4): 186-189.

Cottone, A.M.; Bauer, A.M. 2008. Prey excavation by Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus (Colubridae: Psammophiinae) from South Africa. Herpetological Bulletin 103: 11-15.

Cottone, A.M.; Bauer, A.M. 2008. Psammophylax r. rhombeatus (Linnaeus, 1758) and a Psammophis spp. Rhombic Skaapsteker and Sand Snakes. African Herp News 44: 18-19.

Cottone, A.M.; Bauer, A.M. 2008. Psammophylax r. rhombeatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Rhombic Skaapsteker. Behaviour. African Herp News 44: 20-21.

Cottone, A.M.; Bauer, A.M. 2010. Sexual dimorphism, diet, reproduction, and their geographic variation in sympatric psammophiids, Psammophis crucifer and Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus, from southern Africa. Copeia 2010(4): 578-590.

Cottone, A.M.; Bauer, A.M. 2013. The vernal spatial ecology and mating behaviors of the Rhombic Skaapsteker, Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus (Serpentes: Psammophiidae), from the Western Cape, South Africa. Copeia 2013(2): 194-200.

Davies, G.B.P.; Retief, E.F.; Smit-Robinson, H. 2014. Snakes in the diet of Secretarybirds Sagittarius serpentarius: an example from Balfour, Mpumalanga. Ornithological Observations 5: 361-364.

Douglas, R.M. 1992. Microscopic investigation of the digestive tract contents of spotted grass snakes, Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus (Reptilia: Colubridae). Journal of African Zoology 106(5): 401-411.

FitzSimons, V. 1956. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Wonderboom Nature Reserve. Fauna and Flora (Pretoria) 7: 89-106.

Masterson, G.P.R.; Mackay, D. 2008. Psammophylax r. rhombeatus (Linneaus, 1754). Spotted Skappsteker. Reproduction. African Herp News 44: 16-17.

Roux, S.F. le 1964. A note on the spotted skaapsteker (Psammophylax rhombeatus Linnaeus). African Wild Life 18: 113-115.

Schmidt, W. 1999. Life history notes: Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus. Rhombic Skaapsteker. Behaviour. African Herp News 29: 41.

Steehouder, T. 1987. Some experiences with the spotted skaapsteker Psammophylax rhombeatus. Litteratura Serpentium (English Edition) 7(4): 175-184.

Wyk, J.H. van 1988. The diet of the rhombic skaapsteker, Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus (Serpentes: Colubridae). Navorsinge van die Nasionale Museum (Bloemfontein) 5(16): 456-471.

Psammophylax tritaeniatus

Bates, M.F.; Nuttall, R. 2013. A case of death-feigning in the Stripted Grass Snake Psammophylax tritaeniatus (Günther), with a review on the occurrence of this phenomenon in southern and eastern African snakes. African Herp News 60: 5-9.

Broadley, D.G. 1956. Snakes of Southern Rhodesia. 1. The striped skaapsteker or three-lined snake Psammophylax (formerly Trimerorhinus) tritaeniatus. African Wild Life 10: 215-216.

Broadley, D.G. 1960. Serpentes, Colubridae: Psammophylax tritaeniatus fitzgeraldi n. subsp. Occasional Papers of the National Museums of Southern Rhodesia 3: 431-432.

Donald, L.J. 1962. Foods and feeding [Bitis arietans, Trimerorhinus tritaeniatus]. Lammergeyer 2(1): 70.

Miller, W.T. 1951. The Rhodesian grass snake. Herpetologica 7: 137.

Shine, R.; Branch, W.R.; Webb, J.K.; Harlow, P.S.; Shine, T. 2006. Sexual dimorphism, reproductive biology, and dietary habits of psammophiine snakes (Colubridae) from southern Africa. Copeia 2006(4): 650-664.

Psammophylax variabilis

Laurent, R.F. 1958. Notes herpetologiques africaines 2. Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaine (Bruxelles) 58: 115-128.