Bitis rubida Branch, 1997

Conradie, Werner, Branch, William R. & Watson, Gillian, 2019, Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata), Zootaxa 4576 (1), pp. 1-45 : 34

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4576.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0246FD5D-0A11-4E2F-9060-C95B173DD4AE

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5932241

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/1D7C4D01-FFF0-FF99-BE8D-FCEDFE1BA3C1

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Bitis rubida Branch, 1997
status

 

Bitis rubida Branch, 1997

South African Journal of Zoology, 32(2):38; Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 .

Holotype: PEM R12582 View Materials ; Jeep track above Farm Driehoek (32°25’44”S, 19°12’30”E; 3219AC; 1380 m a.s.l.), Cedarberg [=Cederberg] Mountains, Western Cape Province, South Africa; S.A. Botha, 3 September 1986. GoogleMaps

Paratype (5): a) PEM R4457 View Materials ; Crystal Pool (32°20’55”S, 19°08’10”E; 3219AC; 1340 m a.s.l.), Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape Province, South Africa; S.A. Botha, April 1985 GoogleMaps . b) PEM R12583 View Materials ; Welbedacht (32°25’45”S, 19°11’00”E; 3219AC), Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape Province, South Africa; J. van Deventer, October 1988 GoogleMaps . c) PEM R12581 View Materials , on footpath from hut to Crystal Pool (32°20’55”S, 19°06’49”E; 3219AC; 1320 m a.s.l.), Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape Province, South Africa; S. A. Botha, 2 September 1986 GoogleMaps . d) PEM R5048 View Materials (formerly CDNEC 10193 ); Cederberg (village) (approx. 32°32’S, 19°16’E; 3219CB), 30 km from Algeria forestery station Western Cape Province, South Africa; M. Burger, 17 May 1990 GoogleMaps . e) PEM R8861 View Materials ; 3 km N of Veepos (32°58’10’S, 19°3’4”E; 3219CC), Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area , Western Cape Province, South Africa; J. van Deventer, 2 March 1994 .

Remarks. All the type material is in good condition, except PEM R5048 (road kill). One paratype is listed as being in SAM ( SAM 46282 View Materials ).

PEM

Port Elizabeth Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Viperidae