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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: Elapoidea

Familia: Prosymnidae
Genus: Prosymna
Species: Prosymna semifasciata

Prosymna semifasciata Broadley, 1995: 30

Holotype: NMZB 13732, ♂, collected by K.M. Howell, C.A. Msuya & W.T. Stanley on 22 July 1994.

Type locality: “Kwamgumi Forest Reserve, Muheza District, Tanga Region, Tanzania (4°56’ S, 38°44’ E) at approximately 230 m.a.s.l.”.
Primary references

Broadley, D.G. 1995. A new species of Prosymna Gray (Serpentes: Colubridae) from coastal forest in northeastern Tanzania. Arnoldia (Zimbabwe) 10(4): 29–32. Reference page.

Additional references

Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2001. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press. 543 pp. [reviews in HR 34: 396 and Afr. J. Herp. 51 ; 147].


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Prosymna semifasciata. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 26 October 2018.

Vernacular names
English: Banded Shovel-snout


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