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Actual Scientific name : French name English name
Boaedon fuliginosus   Brown House Snake 
Buhoma depressiceps    
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia   Herald Snake, Red-lipped Snake 
Dasypeltis atra serpent mangeur d'œufs  African Egg-eating Snake 
Dasypeltis confusa   Confusing egg-eater 
Dasypeltis scabra serpent mangeur d'œufs  Common or Rhombic Egg Eater 
Dipsadoboa shrevei   Shreve's Tree Snake 
Dipsadoboa unicolor   Günther's Green Tree Snake 
Dispholidus typus Boomslang  Boomslang 
Duberria lutrix   Common Slug Eater 
Gonionotophis capensis   Cape File Snake 
Gonionotophis nyassae   Black File Snake 
Gonionotophis poensis ?   Western Forest File Snake 
Gonionotophis savorgnani ?   Congo File Snake 
Grayia ornata   Ornate African Water Snake 
Grayia smythii   Smith's African Water Snake 
Grayia tholloni   Tholloni's African Water Snake 
Hapsidophrys lineatus   Black-lined Green Snake 
Hapsidophrys smaragdina   Emerald Snake 
Hemirhagerrhis nototaenia   Eastern Bark Or Mopane Snake 
Limnophis bangweolicus   Bangweulu Swamp Snake 
Limnophis bicolor   Bicolored Swamp Snake 
Lycodonomorphus bicolor   Tanganyika Water Snake 
Lycodonomorphus leleupi   Mulanje Water Snake 
Lycodonomorphus subtaeniatus   Lined Water Snake 
Lycophidion capense   Cape Wolf Snake 
Lycophidion helmichi ?   Helmich"s Wolf Snake 
Lycophidion multimaculatum   Spotted Wolf Snake 
Lycophidion ornatum   Ornate Wolf Snake 
Meizodon regularis   Eastern Crowned Smooth-snake 
Natriciteres bipostocularis   South-western Forest Marsh Snake 
Natriciteres fuliginoides   Marsh Snake 
Natriciteres olivacea   Olive Marsh Snake 
Natriciteres variegata   Forest Marsh Snake 
Philothamnus angolensis   Western Green Snake 
Philothamnus carinatus   Thirteen-scaled Green Snake 
Philothamnus dorsalis   Striped Green Snake 
Philothamnus heterolepidotus   Slender Green Snake 
Philothamnus hoplogaster   Green Water Snake 
Philothamnus nitidus ?   Green Bush Snake 
Philothamnus ornatus ?   Ornate Green Snake 
Philothamnus punctatus   Spotted Green Snake 
Philothamnus ruandae   Ruanda Emerald Green Snake 
Philothamnus semivariegatus   Spotted Bush Snake 
Prosymna ambigua   East African Shovelsnout Snake 
Psammophis angolensis   Dwarf Sand Snake 
Psammophis brevirostris   Short-snouted Grass Snake 
Psammophis jallae   Jalla's Sand Snake 
Psammophis lineatus   Lined Olympic Snake, Striped Swamp Snake 
Psammophis mossambicus   Olive Grass Snake 
Psammophis phillipsi ?   Olive Grass Racer 
Psammophis sibilans   Short-snouted Grass Snake 
Psammophis subtaeniatus   Stripe-bellied Sand Snake 
Psammophis zambiensis   Zambian Whip Snake 
Psammophylax acutus   Striped Beaked Snake 
Psammophylax tritaeniatus   Striped Skaapsteker 
Psammophylax variabilis   Grey-bellied Grass Snake 
Pseudaspis cana   Mole Snake 
Rhamnophis aethiopissa   Large-eyed Green Treesnake, Splendid Dagger-tooth Tree snake 
Scaphiophis albopunctatus   African Shovel-nosed Snake 
Telescopus semiannulatus   Common Tiger Snake, Tiger Cat Snake, Western tiger Snake 
Thelotornis capensis   Twig Snake, Vine Snake 
Thelotornis kirtlandii   Forest Vine Snake, Bird Snake, Twig Snake 
Thrasops jacksonii   Black Tree Snake 
Toxicodryas blandingii   Blandings Tree Snake 
Toxicodryas pulverulenta   Fischer's Cat 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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