Chilorhinophis carpenteri


Chilorhinophis carpenteri
Chilorhinophis carpenteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Atractaspididae
Genus: Chilorhinophis
Species: C. carpenteri
Binomial name
Chilorhinophis carpenteri
(Parker, 1927)
Synonyms

Parkerophis carpenteri Parker, 1927

Chilorhinophis carpenteri, or the Liwale two-headed snake, is a species of venomous snake in the Atractaspididae family.[1]

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Geographic range

It is endemic to Africa and is found in Mozambique and southeastern Tanzania.[2]

Taxonomy

It was originally named Parkerophis carpenteri.

Etymology

The specific name, carpenteri, honors the type specimen's collector, Geoffrey Douglas Hale Carpenter.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Chilorhinophis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=700182. Retrieved 5 September 2007. 
  2. ^ Chilorhinophis at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 8 May 2009.
  3. ^ H. W. Parker. 1927. Parallel evolution in some opisthoglyphous snakes, with the description of a new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 9, 20: 81-86.