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Apostolepis breviceps HARVEY, GONZALES & SCROCCHI, 2001

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesChacoan Blackhead 
SynonymApostolepis breviceps HARVEY, GONZALES & SCROCCHI, 2001
Apostolepis breviceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 50 
DistributionS Bolivia (Gran Chaco)

Type locality: “vicinity of Cerro Cortado (i.e., within 5 km), Cordillera Province, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia, 19°32’S, 62°18’W. Elevation at the Type locality is approximately 400 m.”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNK (= NK) 1839, a 319 mm male (G. Soto Q., 16 Feb. 1999). 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “brevis, -e” = short and “-ceps”, a short form of “caput” = head. 
References
  • HARVEY, M. B., L. GONZALES A. & G. J. SCROCCHI 2001. New species of Apostolepis (Squamata: Colubridae) from Gran Chaco in Southern Bolivia. Copeia 2001 (2): 501-507 - get paper here
  • Lema, Thales de 2001. Fossorial snake genus Apostolepis from South America (Serpentes: Colubridae: Elapomorphinae). Cuadernos de herpetología 15 (1): 29-43.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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