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Apostolepis serrana DE LEMA & RENNER, 2006

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymApostolepis serrana DE LEMA & RENNER 2006
Apostolepis serrana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 53 
DistributionBrazil (Mato Grosso)

Type locality: Eastern Serra do Roncador, Rio das Mortes basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil, at 1500 feet high; Cerrado domain; captured near the Indian village Pimentel Barbosa (12°51’ S - 51°46’ W).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1972.430 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Similar to A. phillipsi, from which differs, mainly, by absence of light nuchal collar; male with high number of ventral scales, 234 (instead 227, female); snout few projected (instead too projecting); terminal plate entirely white (instead black above and tip). Similar to A. striata, from which differs, mainly, by hemipenis with calyculate apex and spermatic groove only forked at apex (instead forked before the median organ, with apex spinulate); higher number of ventral scales, 234 (instead 202); terminal plate entirely white (instead black above and tip); light brown blotches on prefrontals (instead prefrontals entirely blackish brown). 
Comment 
Etymology 
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
  • 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
  • Lema, Thales and Patrick Campbell 2017. New Species of Apostolepis (Serpentes, Dipsadinae, Elapomorphini) from Bolivia, from the Apostolepis borellii Group. Research & Reviews: Journal of Zoological Sciences 5 (1): 19-
  • 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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