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Amastridium veliferum COPE, 1860

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Higher TaxaDipsadidae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
SubspeciesAmastridium veliferum sapperi (WERNER 1903)
Amastridium veliferum veliferum COPE 1860 
Common NamesRustyhead Snake 
SynonymAmastridium veliferum COPE 1860: 370
Fleischmannia obscura BOETTGER 1898: 69
Phrydops melas BOULENGER 1905: 454
Phydrops [sic] melas — DUNN 1931: 163
Amastridium veliferum — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 18
Amastridium veliferum — LINER 1994
Amastridium veliferum — SAVAGE 2002

Amastridium veliferum sapperi (WERNER 1903)
Mimometopon sapperi WERNER 1903: 349
Amastridium sapperi — DUNN 1924
Amastridium sapperi — SMITH 1944
Amastridium sapperi — MARTIN 1958
Amastridium sapperi - STUART 1963 (fide VILLA et al. 1988) 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia

sapperi: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas). Type: ZSM.

veliferum: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. Type locality: Cocuyas de Veraguas, N. Grenada (= Cocuyas, Panama) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: ANSP 3738 
CommentSynonymy: after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Not listed in Liner 2007.

Type species: Amastridium veliferum COPE 1860 is the type species of the genus Amastridium COPE 1860. 
References
  • Blair, W. E. 1978. Additional specimens of Amastridium veliferum Cope (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Chiapas, México. Southwestern Naturalist 23: 692. - get paper here
  • Boettger, O. 1898. Katalog der Reptilien-Sammlung im Museum der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Frankfurt/M. 2.Teil (Schlangen) Frankfurt/M (Gebr. Knauer), i-ix + 1-160. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1905. Descriptions of new snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15 (89): 453-456 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Descriptions of reptiles from tropical America and Asia. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1860: 368-374 - get paper here
  • Dunn, E. R. 1924. Amastridium - a neglected genus of snakes. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 65 (11): 1-3. - get paper here
  • Dunn, E. R. 1931. Some Central American snake genera. Copeia 1931 (4): 163 - get paper here
  • Hoevers, L., & HENDERSON, R. W. 1974. Additions to the herpetofauna of Belize (British Honduras). Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 2, 6 pp.
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
  • Martin, Plul S. 1958. A biogeography of reptiles and amphibians in the Gomez Farias Region, Tamaulipas, Mexico Miscellaneous publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (101): 1-102 + 7 plates - get paper here
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno,A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Rueda-Almonacid J V & Rueda-Martínez, J.N. 2004. Primer registro de una serpiente del género Amastridium Cope, (Serpentes: Colubridae), para Sudamérica. Revista de la Academia Colombiana Ciencias 28 (107): 291-293 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1944. Snakes of the Hoogstraal Expeditions to northern Mexico. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 29 (8): 135-152 - get paper here
  • Werner, FRANZ 1903. Ueber Reptilien und Batrachier aus Guatemala und China in der zoologischen Staats-Sammlung in München nebst einem Anhang über seltene Formen aus anderen Gegenden. Abhandl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wissensch., Munich, (ser. 2) 22 (2): 343-384 - get paper here
  • Wilson L D 1988. Amastridium Cope. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles No. 449: 1-3 - get paper here
  • Wilson, L. D., & MEYER, J. R. 1969. A review of the colubrid snake genus Amastridium. Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci. 68: 145-159.
  • Wilson, L. D., & ROBINSON, D. C. 1971. Additional specimens of the colubrid snake Amastridium veliferum (Colubridae) from Costa Rica, with comments on a pseudohermaphrodite. Bull. So. Calif. Acad. Sci. 70: 53-54.
 
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