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Apostolepis goiasensis PRADO, 1942

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Prado’s Blackhead, Goias Burrowing Snake 
SynonymApostolepis goiasensis PRADO 1942: 7
Apostolepis goiasensis — DE LEMA 2002
Apostolepis goiasensis — LOEBMANN & LEMA 2012
Apostolepis goiasensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 51
Apostolepis goiasensis — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Goias, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul)

Type locality: Rio Verde, Goiás, Brazil  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: IBSP 10260 
Diagnosis 
CommentSimilar species: Apostolepis nigroterminata.

Abundance: rare, so specimens may be larger than mentioned here. 
Etymology 
References
  • Amaral, A. 1944. Notas obre a ofiologia Neotropica e Brasilica. Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 5 (9):65-74. - get paper here
  • FRANÇA, DANIELLA. P. F.; FAUSTO E. BARBO, NELSON J. SILVA-JÚNIOR, HELDER L. R. SILVA, HUSSAM ZAHER 2018. A new species of Apostolepis (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Elapomorphini) from the Cerrado of Central Brazil. Zootaxa 4521 (4): 438-552 - get paper here
  • Lema, T. de 2016. DESCRIPTION OF NEW SPECIES OF Apostolepis (SERPENTES: DIPSADIDAE: XENODONTINAE: ELAPOMORPHINI) FROM SERRA DO RONCADOR, CENTRAL BRAZIL. Caderno de Pesquisa, série Biologia 28 (1): 1-12 - get paper here
  • Lema, Thales de 2001. Fossorial snake genus Apostolepis from South America (Serpentes: Colubridae: Elapomorphinae). Cuadernos de herpetología 15 (1): 29-43.
  • Loebmann, Daniel; and Thales de Lema 2012. New data on the distribution of the rare and poorly known Apostolepis goiasensis Prado, 1943 (Serpentes, Xenodontinae, Elapomorphini) with remarks on morphology and colouration. Herpetology Notes 5: 523-525 - get paper here
  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo,<br />Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins,<br />Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz0, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisnero 2019. Atlas of Brazilian snakes: verified point-locality maps to mitigate the Wallacean shortfall in a megadiverse snake fauna. South American J. Herp. 14 (Special Issue 1):1-274 - get paper here
  • Nogueira, Cristiano; Fausto Erritto Barbo and Hebert Ferrarezzi 2012. Redescription of Apostolepis albicollaris Lema, 2002, with a Key for the Species Groups of the Genus Apostolepis (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Elapomorphini). South American J. Herp. 7 (3): 213-225 - get paper here
  • Prado, Alcides 1942. Notas ofiológicas. 14. Comentários acerca de algumas serpentes opistóglifas do gênero Apostolepis, com a descripção de uma nova espécie. Memorias do Instituto Butantan 16: 7-12 - get paper here
  • 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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