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The snake fauna of Togo: systematics, distribution and biogeography, with remarks on selected taxonomic problems

Gabriel Hoinsoude SEGNIAGBETO, Jean François TRAPE, Patrick DAVID, Annemarie OHLER, Alain DUBOIS & Isabelle Adolé GLITHO

en Zoosystema 33 (3) - Pages 325-360

Published on 30 September 2011

We present here an annotated list of the 91 snake species currently recorded from Togo, West Africa. Seven species are here recorded for the first time from this country: Calabaria reinhardtii, Hapsidophrys lineatus, Lycophidion nigromaculatum, Philothamnus carinatus, Leptotyphlops cf. narirostris, Letheobia crossi and Typhlops lineolatus. Main morphological data of examined specimens are provided. Some taxonomical problems are pointed out and discussed. The distribution of these species is detailed. We also provide a short discussion on the snake trade in Togo.

Keywords :

Reptilia, Squamata, snakes, taxonomy, Togo, Africa, conservation.

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