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Taxonomy of the genus Grayia Biodiversity of the family Colubridae

Bibliography of the genus
Grayia (Equatorial African Water Snakes)

(Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae)

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Grayia in general

Boulenger, G.A. 1910. On the ophidian genus Grayia. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1909: 944-952.

Grayia caesar

Pauwels, O.S.G.; Meirte, D.; Cherot, F. 1998. Natural history notes: Grayia caesar (African Banded Water Snake). Sexual dimorphism. Herpetological Review 29(3): 170.

Grayia ornata

Broadley, D.G. 1983. Records of two species of Grayia (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Zambia. Black Lechwe 5: 21-25.

Pauwels, O.S.G.; Albert, J.L.; Arrowood, H.; Mvele, C.; Casanova, M.; Dodane, J.B.; Morgan, J.; Primault, L.; Thepenier, L.; Fenner, J.N. 2017. Miscellanea Herpetologica Gabonica X. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 52(8): 133-138.

Pauwels, O.S.G.; Braun, J.J.; Brum, A.; Carlino, P.; Chirio, L.; Glaizot, O.; Meirte, D.; Morelle, S.; Royauté, L. 2017. Miscellanea Herpetologica Gabonica XI. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 52(12): 205-211.

Pauwels, O.S.G.; Kamdem Toham, A.; Lenglet, G. 2000. Grayia ornata (Bocage, 1866). Ornate Water Snake. Diet. African Herp News 31: 9-10.

Pauwels, O.S.G.; Kamdem Toham, A.; Mamonekene, V. 2002. Etnozoology of the Dibomina (Serpentes: Colubridae: Grayia ornata) in the Massif du Chaillu, Gabon. Hamadryad 27(1): 136-141.

Grayia smythii

Akani, G.C.; Luiselli, L. 2001. Ecological studies on a population of the Water Snake Grayia smythii in a rainforest swamp of the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Contributions to Zoology 70(3): 139-146.

Gruschwitz, M.; Lenz, S.; Böhme, W. 1991. Zur Kenntnis der Herpetofauna von Gambia (Westafrika). 2. Schlangen (Reptilia, Serpentes), herpetofaunistische Bewertung. Herpetofauna (Weinstadt) 13(75): 27-34.

Luiselli, L. 2006. Interspecific relationships between two species of sympatric Afrotropical Water Snake in relation to a seasonally fluctuating food resource. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22(1): 91-100.

Luiselli, L.; Akani, G.C. 2002. Is thermoregulation really unimportant for tropical reptiles? Comparative study of four sympatric snake species from Africa. Acta Oecologica 23(2): 59-68.

Luiselli, L.; Akani, G.C.; Angelici, F.M.; Ude, L.; Wariboko, S.M. 2005. Seasonal variation in habitat use in sympatric afrotropical semi-aquatic snakes, Grayia smythii and Afronatrix anoscopus (Colubridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 26(3): 372-376.

Pauwels, O.S.G.; Lenglet, G.; Trape, J.F.; Dubois, A. 2000. Grayia smithii (Leach, 1818). Smith's African Water Snake. African Herp News 31: 7-9.

Villiers, A. 1956. Le Parc National du Niokolo-Koba, Reptiles. Memoires de l'Institut Fondamental D'Afrique Noire 48: 143-162.

Grayia tholloni

Broadley, D.G. 1983. Records of two species of Grayia (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Zambia. Black Lechwe 5: 21-25.

Owen, J.S. 1956. Torit snakes. Sudan Notes 37: 92-93.

Pauwels, O.S.G. 1996. Geographic distribution: Grayia tholloni (Thollon's Water Snake). Herpetological Review 27(2): 88.

Trape, J.F.; Baldé, C. 2014. A checklist of the snake fauna of Guinea, with taxonomic changes in the genera Philothamnus and Dipsadoboa (Colubridae) and a comparison with the snake fauna of some other West African countries. Zootaxa 3900(3): 301-338.

Trape, J.F.; Mane, Y. 1995. Geographic distribution: Grayia tholloni (Thollon's Water Snake). Herpetological Review 26(3): 156.