Apostolepis underwoodi LEMA & CAMPBELL, 2017
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Apostolepis underwoodi?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Apostolepis underwoodi LEMA & CAMPBELL 2017|
|Distribution||Bolivia (Santa Cruz)|
Type locality: Buena Vista, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia (17°27’32”S, 63°39’33”W), 398 m elevation
|Types||Holotype: BMNH 19126.96.36.199, female; paratypes: BMNH 19188.8.131.52, male, and BMNH.19184.108.40.206, male.|
|Diagnosis||The species which are most similar are A. serrana Lema and Renner (Figure 3) and A. striata Lema (Figure 4) differing from both, mainly by nucho-cervical collars absent in these species. Apostolepis aff. borellii is another species showing similari- ties following analysis at the Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul campus Corumbá by Nelson R Albuquerque. The major difference is the shape of the supralabial blotch triangular in the latter and trapezoidal in the new species.|
|Etymology||The name is a homage paid in memory to Garth Underwood, eminent herpetologist and a good friend of senior author with whom many memorable discussions on tropical African snake were enjoyed.|
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