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Crotaphopeltis tornieri

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Diapsida
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Superfamilia: Colubroidea
Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Crotaphopeltis
Species: Crotaphopeltis tornieri


Crotaphopeltis tornieri (Werner, 1908)

Type locality: Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.

Holotype: ZMH R00652 (formerly no. 4576), subadult male.


* Leptodira tornieri Werner, 1908: 1876
* Leptodira rufescens Werner, 1895 [not L. r. (Gmelin) now Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia].
* Leptodeira tornieri - Barbour & Amaral, 1927
* Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia tornieri - Barbour & Loveridge, 1928
* Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia hotamboeia - Bogert, 1940
* Crotaphopeltis tornieri - Broadley, 1968
* Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia tornieri — Welch, 1982
* Crotaphopeltis tornieri — Broadley & Howell, 1991: 31


* Werner, F. 1908. Ergebnisse der mit Subvention aus der Erbschaft Treitl unternommenen zoologischen Forschungsreise Dr. Franz Werner's nach nach dem Ägyptischen Sudan und Norduganda. XII. die Reptilien und Amphibien. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 116 [1907]: 1823-1926.
* Barbour, T. & Loveridge. A. 1928. A comparative study of the herpetological fauna of the Uluguru and Usambara mountains, Tanzania Territory with descriptions of new species. Mem. Mus. comp. Zool. Cambridge (Massachusetts), 50 (2): 85-265.
* Broadley, D. G. & Howell, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus, 1: 1—70.
* Crotaphopeltis tornieri at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 25 August 2008.

Vernacular names
English: Werner's Water Snake

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