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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Crotaphopeltis
Species: Crotaphopeltis barotseensis

Crotaphopeltis barotseensis Broadley, 1968: 135

Holotype: FMNH 134249 (field number 1216), adult ♀, collected by Mr. Richard G. Japp on 24 March 1962.

Type locality: “Kalabo, Barotseland, Zambia”.

Crotaphopeltis barotseensis — Auerbach, 1987: 185
Crotaphopeltis barotseensis — Rasmussen, 1997

Primary references

Broadley, D.G. 1968. A New Species of Crotaphopeltis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Barotseland, Zambia. Fieldiana: Zoology 51(10): 135–139. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Gaborone Printing Works, Botswana, 295 pp.
Rasmussen, J.B. 1997. On two little-known African water snakes (Crotaphopeltis degeni and Crotaphopeltis barotseensis). Amphibia-Reptilia 18: 191–206.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Crotaphopeltis barotseensis. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 24 Ocotober 2018.

Vernacular names
English: Barotse Water Snake

Crotaphopeltis barotseensis is a species of snake of the family Colubridae.
Geographic range

The snake is found in Botswana and Zambia.

Species Crotaphopeltis barotseensis at The Reptile Database


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