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Distribution
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Continent: Africa
Distribution: Namibia, Botswana, E Republic of South Africa (Transvaal, Natal, Cape, Swaziland), Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, W Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, S Egypt, Zambia, Sudan, N/E/S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Central African Republic, Cameroon multimaculatum: Congo (Brazzaville), Angola, N Namibia, S Zaire, W/N Zambia, Tanzania (Tatanda, Sumbawanga District), multimaculatum;
Type locality: Novo Netonna, Banana, Lower Congo. jacksoni: S Sudan, Ethiopia, NE Zaire, Uganda, W Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, W Tanzania (SE to the Uzungwa mountains and Morogoro);
Type locality: Kilimajaro, Tanzania. loveridgei: S Somalia to NE Tanzania , incl. Zanzibar;
Type locality: Amani, Usambara Mts., Tanzania. pembanum: endemic to Pemba Island;
Type locality: Pemba Island. vermiculatum: S Tanzania, Malawi, N/C Mozambique, border to Zimbabwe;
Type locality: Mbanja, near Lindi, Tanzania.
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Lycophidion
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Lycophidion is a genus of nonvenomous lamprophiid snakes commonly referred to as the wolf snakes.

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Lycophidion capense, cape wolf snake, Waterberg, Limpopo.

As of 2015[update] there are 20 recognized species in the genus.[1]

Description and behavior

Wolf snakes are small snakes which forage at night for sleeping lizards.[2] They have flat heads and large recurved teeth that are assumed to aid them in their extraction of lizards from their lairs.[3]

Reproduction

All species in the genus Lycophidion are oviparous and lay between 3 and 10 eggs.[3]

Species

The following species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Lycophidion.

References

  1. ^ a b Uetz, Peter. "Search results - Lycophidion". The Reptile Database. Retrieved 21 September 2015..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. ^ Marais, Johan (2004). A complete guide to the snakes of southern Africa (New ed.). Cape Town: Struik. ISBN 978-1868729326.
  3. ^ a b Marais, Graham Alexander & Johan (2007). Field guide to reptiles of Southern Africa (3. impression. ed.). Cape Town: Struik. p. 94. ISBN 9781770073869. Retrieved 21 September 2015.

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Lycophidion: Brief Summary
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Lycophidion is a genus of nonvenomous lamprophiid snakes commonly referred to as the wolf snakes.

 src= Lycophidion capense, cape wolf snake, Waterberg, Limpopo.

As of 2015[update] there are 20 recognized species in the genus.

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