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    Bicolored swamp snake: Brief Summary
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    The bicolored swamp snake also known as the striped swamp snake (Limnophis bicolor) is a species of African venomous snake. It is the type species of the genus Limnophis. Their backs are black with a white underbelly.

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    Bicolored swamp snake
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    The bicolored swamp snake[3] also known as the striped swamp snake[4] (Limnophis bicolor) is a species of African venomous snake. It is the type species of the genus Limnophis.[1] Their backs are black with a white underbelly.[1]


    This species is found:[5]

    • in the southwest of Angola;
    • in northern Botswana;
    • in eastern and southern Democratic Republic of Congo;
    • in southern Zambia, in the basins of the Okavango and Zambezi;
    • in Zimbabwe.


    The variety or subspecies Limnophis bicolor bangweolicus (Mertens, 1936) has been elevated to full species rank as Limnophis bangweolicus.[5]


    1. ^ a b c Günther, Albert (1865). "Fourth account of new Species of Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 3. 15: 89–98..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ The Reptile Database citing de Witte, Gaston-François (1933). "Reptiles récoltés au Congo Belge par le Dr. H. Schouteden et par M. G.-F. de Witte". Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge (C. Zoologie), Series 1. III: 53–100, page 86.
    3. ^ "Limnophis bicolor Günther, 1865". Copenhagen, Denmark: Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).
    4. ^ Broadley, Donald G. (1974). "Vernacular Names for Rhodesian Reptiles and Amphibians, Revised Names ... 1". The Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa. 12 (1): 31. doi:10.1080/04416651.1974.9650843.
    5. ^ a b "Limnophis bicolor Günther, 1865". The Retile Dtabase, Zoological Museum Hamburg.

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    Continent: Africa
    Distribution: N Botswana, SW Angola, S Zambia (Okavango and Zambezi drainage basins), Zimbabwe, E/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)