Miscellanea Herpetologica Gabonica XVII

Olivier S. G. Pauwels, Joeri Zwerts, José Luis Bonnin, Clay-Archange Boupoya-Mapikou , Jean-Louis Albert , Pierre Alex Dupeyras, Jan Fourie, Romaric Ndonda Makemba, A.E. Ruizendaal, Christian Vigna, Cédric Vermeulen

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We present new Gabonese locality records, ecological or morphological data for Pelusios castaneus (Pelomedusidae), Kinixys erosa (Testudinidae), Osteolaemus tetraspis (Crocodyli- dae), Agama agama (Agamidae), Monopeltis galeata (Amphisbaenidae), Feylinia currori, Trachylepis polytropis (Scincidae), Varanus ornatus (Varanidae), Philothamnus hughesi, Rhamnophis batesii, Toxicodryas adamantea and T. blandingii (Colubridae), Dendroaspis jamesoni jamesoni (Elapidae), Bothrophthalmus brunneus, Limaformosa guirali and L. savorgnani (Lamprophiidae), Atheris squamigera and Bitis nasicornis (Viperidae). One snake species each is newly recorded from Pongara National Park and Nyanga Province, and two each from Batéké Plateau National Park and Haut-Ogooué Province. We refer all records of Toxicodryas pulverulenta from Gabon to T. adamantea. We discuss the use of camera traps for monitoring reptiles in Gabon based on the results of extensive camera trap surveys. We provide geographic coordinates for selected localities mentioned in MHG III–VI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalThe Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Biodiversity
  • herpetofauna
  • Testudines
  • Crocodylia
  • Squamata
  • camera trap
  • protected areas
  • Gabon
  • Equatorial Africa


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