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Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Toxicodryas
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae








Genus
Toxicodryas

African Tree Cat Snakes

Afrikanische Baumkatzennattern

Afrikanske Trækattesnoge

1857 Toxicodryas Hallowell (type species: Dipsas blandingii Hallowell 1844)
Contents: 4 species, none of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of Boiga by some authors (e.g., Loveridge 1957; Rasmussen 1979; Williams & Wallach 1989; Spawls & Branch 1995; Pauwels & Vande weghe 2008; Segniagbeto, Trape, David, Ohler, Dubois & Glitho 2011), but as a valid genus in most recent works (e.g., Welch 1982; Orlov & Ryabov 2002; Trape & Mané 2006a; Chirio & LeBreton 2007; Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014; Greenbaum & al. 2021).
Distribution: Equatorial Africa.
Reported from: Angola (incl. Cabinda), Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko, Rio Muni), Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (incl. Bijagos Archipelago), Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.

Toxicodryas adamanteus

Eastern Powdered Cat Snake

Östliche Pulver-Baumkatzennatter

Østlig Pulvertræsnog

2021 Toxicodryas adamanteus Greenbaum, Allen, Vaughan, Pauwels, Wallach, Kusamba, Muninga, Aristote, Mali, Badjedjea, Penner, Rödel, Rivera, Sterkhova, Johnson, Tapondjou Nkonmeneck & Brown

Remarks: Previously regarded as the eastern population of pulverulenta.
Distribution: Angola (incl. Cabinda), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko, Rio Muni), Gabon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Uganda.





Toxicodryas blandingii

Western Black-and-Yellow Tree Snake, Brown Tree Snake, (Blanding's Tree Snake, Powdered Tree Snake)

Westliche Braune Baumkatzennatter

Vestlig Brun Trækattesnog, (Blandings Træsnog)

1844 Dipsas Blandingii Hallowell
Dipsadomorphus blandingii Boulenger 1896
Boiga blandingii Schmidt 1923
Toxicodryas blandingii Hallowell 1857
1854 Triglyphodon fuscum Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1856 Dipsas fasciata Fischer (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1856 Dipsas globiceps Fischer (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1856 Dipsas valida Fischer (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1859 Dipsas Fischeri Jan in Dumeril (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1861 Triglyphodon fuscum var. obscurum Dumeril (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1871 Dipsas regalis Jan in Jan & Sordelli (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1885 Dipsas globiceps var. tumboensis Müller (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1979 Boiga blandingii occidentalis Stucki-Stirn (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)
1979 Boiga blandingii subfulva Stucki-Stirn (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)

Remarks: Previously included the population now assigned to vexator.
Distribution: Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko, Rio Muni), Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (incl. Bijagos Archipelago), Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.


Toxicodryas pulverulenta

Western Powdered Cat Snake, Powdered Tree Snake, Powdery Tree Snake, Orange Tree Snake, Blotchy Tree Snake, (Fischer's Cat Snake)

Westliche Pulver-Baumkatzennatter

Vestlig Pulvertræsnog, (Fischers Træsnog)

1856 Dipsas pulverulenta Fischer
Dipsadomorphus pulverulentus Boulenger 1896
Boiga pulverulenta Schmidt 1923
Toxicodryas pulverulenta Welch 1982
1917 Dipsadomorphus Boueti Chabanaud (syn. Greenbaum & al. 2021)

Remarks: Previously included the population now assigned to adamanteus. Records of this species from Sao Tome are regarded as erroneous (Ceríaco, Marques & Bauer 2018).
Distribution: Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo.


Toxicodryas vexator

Eastern Black-and-Yellow Tree Snake

Östliche Braune Baumkatzennatter

Østlig Brun Trækattesnog

2021 Toxicodryas vexator Greenbaum, Allen, Vaughan, Pauwels, Wallach, Kusamba, Muninga, Aristote, Mali, Badjedjea, Penner, Rödel, Rivera, Sterkhova, Johnson, Tapondjou Nkonmeneck & Brown

Remarks: Previously regarded as the eastern population of blandingii.
Distribution: Angola, Central African Republic, Congo-Kinshasa, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.