Northern Mozambique is one of the most poorly known regions in south-eastern Africa and only in the last decade
has it received attention through a series of multi-collaborative biodiversity surveys. These surveys have revealed numerous
new species but also species hitherto unrecorded from Mozambique. One of these is the Large-eyed Green snake, Philothamnus
macrops, which was previously restricted to Tanzania and south-eastern coastal Kenya. We present seven new records of P.
macrops from northern and central Mozambique, the first collected as early as 1997. Additional material and genetic analysis
confirmed the material to be P. macrops, which extend the species’ known range for more than 1000 km to the south. A
historical overview of the species and its current known geographical distribution is also provided.