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Micrelaps
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Common names: two-headed snakes.

Micrelaps is a genus of venomous rear-fanged atractaspidid snakes found in Africa and the Middle East. Currently, five species are recognized.[2]


Species

Genus Micrelaps - five species Species[2] Taxon author[2] Subsp.*[2] Common name[3] Geographic range[3] M. bicoloratus Sternfeld, 1908 moyeri Kenya two-headed snake Kenya M. boettgeri Boulenger, 1896 ———— Boettger's two-headed snake Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda M. muelleriT Boettger, 1880 ———— Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon M. tchernovi Y.L. Werner, Babocsay, Carmely & Thuna, 2006 ———— Israel, Jordan M. vaillanti (Mocquard, 1888) ———— Somali two-headed snake Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, eastern Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda

*) Not including the nominate subspecies T) Type species

Taxonomy

One new species, M. tchernovi, was described in 2006 by Y.L. Werner, Babocsay, Carmely, and Thuna. The authors separate this species from M. muelleri, which, according to them, lives (in the southern Levant) in the mesic Mediterranean zone, whereas M. tchernovi inhabits the semiarid Irano-Turanian zone in the Jordan Valley of Israel and Jordan. The type locality is the central Jordan Valley.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History), Volume III. London. p. 248.
  2. ^ a b c d "Micrelaps". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 August 2007..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}
  3. ^ a b c Genus Micrelaps at The Reptile Database. Accessed 17 August 2007.
  4. ^ Werner, Y. L., Babocsay, G., Carmely, H. & M. Thuna (2006): Micrelaps in the southern Levant: variation, sexual dimorphism, and a new species (Serpentes: Atractaspididae). - Zoology in the Middle East 38: p. 29-48. Abstract:
  • Böttger, O. 1880. Die Reptilien und Amphibien von Syrien, Palaestina und Cypern. Ber. senckenb. naturf. Ges. 1880:136.
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Common names: two-headed snakes.

Micrelaps is a genus of venomous rear-fanged atractaspidid snakes found in Africa and the Middle East. Currently, five species are recognized.


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