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Actual Scientific name : French name English name
Amblyodipsas katangensis   Katanga Purple-glossed Snake 
Amblyodipsas polylepis   Common Purple-glossed Snake 
Amblyodipsas rodhaini   Rodhain's Purple-glossed Snake 
Aparallactus capensis   Cape Centipede Eater 
Aparallactus moeruensis   Zaire Centipede-eater 
Atractaspis bibronii   Southern Or Bibron's Burrowing Asp, Mole Viper 
Atractaspis congica   Eastern Congo Burrowing Asp 
Atractaspis reticulata   Mole Viper 
Chilorhinophis gerardi   Gerard's Black And Yellow Burrowing Snake 
Hypoptophis wilsoni   African Bighead Snake 
Polemon christyi   Eastern Snake-eater 
Xenocalamus bicolor   Slender Quill-snouted Snake 
Xenocalamus mechowii   Elongate Quill-snouted Snake 
Xenocalamus michellii   Michell's Quill-snouted Snake 

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This database was established according to official pieces of work and with the help of famous scientists. However, there might be some errors.

The vernacular names were collected in the field and in the colonial literature from the first part of the 20th century. The monks who established the first dictionaries were not necessarily informed naturalists. Therefore, errors must have been committed.

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