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Apostolepis tenuis RUTHVEN, 1927

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBolivian Blackhead, Ruthven's Burrowing Snake 
SynonymApostolepis tenuis RUTHVEN 1927
Apostolepis ambiniger — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 22
Apostolepis tenuis — DE LEMA 2002
Apostolepis tenuis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 53 
DistributionBolivia

Type locality: Buena Vista, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 64436 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Hartweg, Norman 1932. The status of Apostolepis tenuis Ruthven. Copeia 1932 (2): 103 - 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 de 2001. Fossorial snake genus Apostolepis from South America (Serpentes: Colubridae: Elapomorphinae). Cuadernos de herpetología 15 (1): 29-43.
  • Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1972. The taxonomic validity of Apostolepis tenuis Ruthven and Apostolepis vittata (Cope) (Serpentes: Colubridae). Copeia 1972 (3): 588-590 - get paper here
  • Ruthven, Alexander G. 1927. Description of an apparently new species of Apostolepis from Bolivia. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (188): 1-2
  • 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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