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LIST OF VENOMOUS SNAKES FAMILY: ATRACTASPIDIDAE

LIST OF VENOMOUS SNAKES FAMILY: ATRACTASPIDIDAE
Genus: Atractaspis
Atractaspis aterriima* Western forest mole viper (W and C Africa)
Atractaspis battersbyi* Battersby’s mole viper (DRC)
Atractaspis bibronii** Southern or Bibron’s burrowing asp (N Africa)
Atractaspis boulengeri* Boulenger’s mole viper
-- A. boulengeri boulengeri Boulenger’s mole viper (Gabon)
-- A. boulengeri matschiensis (Cameroon)
-- A. boulengeri mixta (DRC)
-- A. boulengeri schmidti (DRC)
-- A. boulengeri schultzei (DRC)
-- A. boulengeri vanderborghti (DRC)
Atractaspis coalescens* Mole viper (Cameroon)
Atractaspis congica* Eastern Congo burrowing asp
-- A. congica congica Eastern Congo burrowing asp (Cameroon, N Angola, DRC)
-- A. congica leleupi (DRC)
-- A. congica orientalis (DRC and N Zambia)
Atractaspis corpulenta* Fat mole viper
-- A. corpulenta corpulenta Fat mole viper (Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC)
-- A. corpulenta kivuenzis (DRC)
-- A. corpulenta leucura (Liberia, C?te d’Ivoire, Ghana)
Atractaspis dahomeyensis* Bocage’s mole viper (SW Africa, Guinea to Cameroon)
Atractaspis duerdeni* Duerden’s or beaked burrowing asp (N Africa)
Atractaspis engaddensis** Israeli mole viper (Israel and Sinai)
Atractaspis engdahli* Engdahl’s mole viper (Somalia)
Atractaspis fallax* False mole viper (Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya)
Atractaspis irregularis** Variable mole viper
-- A. irregularis angeli (Eritrea)
-- A. irregularis bipostocularis (Kenya, NW Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, DRC)
-- A. irregularis irregularis Variable mole viper (Guinea and Liberia to Cameroon,
Gabon)
-- A. irregularis parkeri (W DRC, Cameroon, Congo, N Angola)
-- A. irregularis uelensis (DRC, NW Uganda and the neighboring territory of Sudan)
Atractaspis leucomelas* White mole viper (Ethiopia and Somalia)
Atractaspis microlepidota** Small-scaled burrowing asp
-- A. microlepidota andersonii (NE Egypt, Israel, SW Arabian Peninsula)
-- A. microlepidota magrettii (E Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, N Somalia)
-- A. microlepidota microlepidota Small-scaled burrowing asp (Sub-Saharan Africa: the
zone from Senegal as far as Somalia)
Atractaspis micropholis* Sahelian burrowing asp (C to W Africa, Mauritania to Mali)
Atractaspis phillipsi see A. microlepidota andersonii
Atractaspis reticulata* Reticulate mole viper
-- A. reticulata brieni (DRC)
-- A. reticulata heterochilus (C Africa, Cameroon to DRC)
-- A. reticulata reticulata (Cameroon)
Atractaspis scorteccii* Scortecci’s mole viper (Somalia)
7.2.2 Subfamily: Aparallactinae
Genus: Amblyodipsas, glossy snakes (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Amblyodipsas concolor* Natal purple-glossed snake (RSA and Swaziland)
Amblyodipsas dimidiata* Mpwapwa purple-glossed snake (N Tanzania)
Amblyodipsas katangensis* Katanga purple-glossed snake (DRC and N Zambia)
Amblyodipsas micropthalma* Eastern purple-glossed snake (RSA and S Mozambique)
Amblyodipsas polylepis* Common purple-glossed snake (Angola, Namibia, Botswana,
DRC, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, RSA, Tanzania, Kenya)
-- Amblyodipsas polylepis hildebrandtii* Common purple-glossed snake (sometimes
classified as a separate subspecies described from Zanzibar)
Amblyodipsas rodhaini* (DRC) Rodhain’s purple-glossed snake
Amblyodipsas teitana* (Kenya) Teitana purple-glossed snake
Amblyodipsas unicolor* Western purple-glossed snake (Senegal to Tanzania)
Amblyodipsas ventrimaculata* Kalahari purple-glossed snake (Namibia, Botswana,
Zimbabwe, Zambia)
Genus: Aparallactus, centipede eaters (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Aparallactus capensis* Cape centipede eater
Aparallactus guentheri* Black centipede eater
Aparallactus jacksonii*
Aparallactus lineatus* Lined centipede-eater
Aparallactus lunulatus* Reticulated centipede eater
Aparallactus modestus* Western Forest centipede-eater
Aparallactus moeruensis* Zaire centipede-eater
Aparallactus niger*
Aparallactus nigriceps* Mozambique centipede eater
Aparallactus turneri* Malindi centipede-eater
Aparallactus werneri* Usambara centipede-eater
Genus: Brachyophis
Brachyophis revoili* Revoil’s Short snake (Kenya and Somalia)
Genus: Cyanodontophis see Polemon
Genus: Chilorhinophis
Chilorhinophis butleri* Butler’s two-headed snake (N Sudan)
Chilorhinophis carpenteri* Liwale two-headed snake (Mozambique and Tanzania)
Chilorhinophis gerardi* Gerard’s black and yellow burrowing snake (DRC, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Tanzania)
Genus: Hypoptophis
Hypoptophis wilsoni* African bighead snake (C Africa)
Genus: Homoroselaps see Elapidae
Genus: Macrelaps
Macrelaps microlepidotus** Natal black snake (N Africa)
Genus: Micrelaps
Micrelaps bicoloratus* Kenya two-headed snake (Kenya and Tanzania)
Micrelaps boettgeri* Boettger’s two-headed snake (NE Africa, Somalia to Kenya)
Micrelaps muelleri* (Israel)
Micrelaps vaillanti* Somali two-headed snake (Somalia)
Genus: Elapocalmus see Polemon
Genus: Elapotinus (in parallel listed under Colubridae)
Elapotinus picteti* Jan’s snake (tropical Africa)
Genus: Miodon see Polemon
Genus: Polemon, formerly also Cyanodontophis, Elapocalmus, Miodon (W and C
Africa)
Polemon acanthias* Reinhardt’s snake-eater
Polemon barthii* Guinea snake-eater
Polemon bocourti* Bocourt’s snake-eater
Polemon christyi* Eastern snake-eater
Polemon collaris* Collared snake-eater
Polemon fulvicollis* African snake eater
Polemon gabonensis* Gabon snake-eater
Polemon gracilis* Graceful snake-eater
Polemon griseiceps* Cameroon snake-eater
Polemon leopoldi*
Polemon neuwiedi* Ivory Coast snake-eater
Polemon notatus* syn. P. notatum
Polemon robustus* Zaire snake-eater
Genus: Xenocalamus (C and S Africa)
Xenocalamus bicolor* Slender quill-snouted snake
Xenocalamus mechowii* Elongate quill-Snouted snake
-- X. mechowii inornatus
-- X. mechowii mechowii
Xenocalamus michelli* Michell’s quill-snouted snake
Xenocalamus sabiensis* Sabi quill-snouted snake
Xenocalamus transvaalensis* Transvaal quill-snouted snake

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