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Apostolepis christineae DE LEMA, 2002

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymApostolepis christineae DE LEMA 2002
Apostolepis christineae — MARTINS & DE LEMA 2015
Apostolepis christineae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 51 
DistributionBrazil (Mato Grosso: Sierra das Araras), Bolivia

Type locality: Estação Ecologia da Sierra das Araras, Barra dos Bugres, Municipio de Cáceres, 15° 05’ S, 57° 11’ W.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCP 12515, adult female 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Christine Strüssmann, a Brazilian herpetologist. She graduated in veterinary medicine at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SuI (1982) and was awarded her master's degree in ecology by the University ofCampinas (1992) and her doctorate in zoology by Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do SuI (2003). 
References
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NELSON RUFINO DE & THALES DE LEMA 2012. Description of the second known specimen of Apostolepis intermedia (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae). Zootaxa 3325: 53–58 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Entiauspe-Neto, Omar Machado & Thales de Lema 2015. Apostolepis christineae Lema, 2002 (Serpentes: Xenodontinae: Elapomorphini): first record for Bolivia. Check List 11 (6): 1814
  • Lema, T. de 2002. Nova espécie de Apostolepis do grupo lineata do sudoeste do Brasil (Serpentes, Elapomorphinae). Facena 18: 41-52 - get paper here
  • Lema, T. de 2004. Nova espécie de Apostolepis COPE do estado de RONDÔNIA, Brasil (Serpentes, Elapomorphinae). Comunicações do Museu Ciência Tecnologia (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, 17 (2): 81-89
  • Lema, T. de & Renner, M.F. 2006. A new species of Apostolepis with striped pattern from Mato Grosso, Brasil (Serpentes, Elapomorphine). Ciência em movimento 8: 13-18
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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