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Miscellanea Herpetologica Gabonica V & VI

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Pauwels OSG, le Garff B, Ineich I, Carlino P, Melcore I, Boudenga L, Vigna C, Stevart T, Jeffery KJ, Orbell C, Squarcini J, Vande weghe J & White L (2016) Miscellanea Herpetologica Gabonica V & VI. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society, 51 (11), pp. 177-185. http://www.chicagoherp.org/bulletin/51(11).pdf

Abstract
We report the first observations of the orange morph and new locality records for Atherissquamigera (Viperidae) in Gabon, and new Gabonese locality records, ecological data orunpublished museum material for Pelusios castaneus and P. chapini (Pelomedusidae),Kinixys erosa (Testudinidae), Trionyx triunguis (Trionychidae), Crocodylus niloticus,Mecistops cataphractus and Osteolaemus tetraspis (Crocodylidae), Agama agama and A.lebretoni (Agamidae), Chamaeleo dilepis, C. oweni and Rhampholeon spectrum(Chamaeleonidae), Hemidactylus echinus and H. mabouia (Gekkonidae), Gerrhosaurusnigrolineatus (Gerrhosauridae), Trachylepis maculilabris and T. p. polytropis (Scincidae),Varanus ornatus (Varanidae), Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia, Dipsadoboa underwoodi,Hapsidophrys smaragdinus, Philothamnus carinatus and P. heterodermus, Rhamnophisaethiopissa, Thrasops flavigularis (Colubridae), Pseudohaje goldii (Elapidae), Aparallactusmodestus, Atractaspis boulengeri, Buhoma depressiceps, Hormonotus modestus,Psammophis cf. phillipsii (Lamprophiidae), Python sebae (Pythonidae), Indotyphlopsbraminus (Typhlopidae), Bitis nasicornis and Causus lichtensteinii (Viperidae). We add onespecies each to Estuaire, Haut-Ogooué and Ogooué-Ivindo provinces’ reptile lists. Twosnake species are added to Ivindo National Park, bringing the total number of reptile speciesrecorded from the park to 64, i.e., half of the species currently recorded from Gabon. Wedocument predation cases of Pycnonotus barbatus (Aves: Pycnonotidae) on Hemidactylusmabouia, Philothamnus heterodermus on Arthroleptis variabilis (Amphibia: Arthroleptidae),Hormonotus modestus on Hemidactylus mabouia, Psammophis cf. phillipsii onGerrhosaurus nigrolineatus, Causus lichtensteinii on Sclerophrys sp. (Amphibia:Bufonidae) and feeding of Varanus ornatus on spaghetti.

Keywords
Biodiversity; herpetofauna; herpetology; Crocodylia; Squamata; Testudines; protected areas; conservation; Gabon; Equatorial Africa

Journal
Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society: Volume 51, Issue 11

StatusPublished
Publication date30/11/2016
Date accepted by journal31/10/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26478
PublisherChicago Herpetological Society
Publisher URLhttp://www.chicagoherp.org/bulletin/51(11).pdf
Place of publicationChicago, IL, USA
ISSN0009-3564

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Ms Kathryn Jeffery
Ms Kathryn Jeffery

Research Fellow, Biological and Environmental Sciences