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Bothriechis aurifer (SALVIN, 1860)

IUCN Red List - Bothriechis aurifer - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Yellow-blotched Palm Pit Viper
G: Guatemala-Lanzenotter, Gelbgefleckte Lanzenotter 
SynonymThamnocenchris aurifer SALVIN 1860: 459
Thamnocenchris aurifer SALVIN 1861: 325
Lachesis aurifer BOULENGER 1896
Bothrops nigroviridis aurifer — BARBOUR & LOVERIDGE 1929
Bothrops aurifer — MÜLLER 1878: 401
Bothrops nigroviridis aurifer — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 52
Bothriechis aurifer — LINER 1994
Bothriechis aurifer — WELCH 1994: 29
Bothriechis aurifer — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 243 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), Guatemala

Type locality: Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
CommentVenomous!

Habitat: forests 
References
  • Barbour,T. & LOVERIDGE,A. 1929. On some Hondurian and Guatemalan snakes with the description of a new arboreal pit viper of the genus Bothrops. Bull. Antiven. Inst. Am. 3: 1-3
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Garrett, C.M. 1997. Eternal spring: a glimpse of Guatemala. Fauna 1 (1): 54-63
  • Laita, Mark 2013. Serpentine. Abrams and PQ Blackwell, Auckland, New Zealand, 200 unnumbered pages
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Meléndez, L. 2007. Fortschritte beim Reptilia-Projekt zum Schutz der Guatemala-Skorpionskrustenechse. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (63): 6-8 - get paper here
  • Meléndez, Lester 2008. Die Bothriechis-Arten Guatemalas – Daten zur Biologie und Nachzucht. Draco 8 (33): 44-49 - get paper here
  • Monzel, Markus & Wolfgang Wüster 2008. Neotropische Grubenottern – Evolution, Biogeographie und Ökologie. Draco 8 (33): 4-27 - get paper here
  • Müller, F. 1878. Über einige seltene und neue Reptilien aus Guatemala. Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel, 6: 390-411 - get paper here
  • Salvin, Osbert 1862. On two new reptiles from Guatemala. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 1862: 325-326 - get paper here
  • Salvin,O. 1860. On the reptiles of Guatemala. Proc. zool. Soc. London 1860: 451-461 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, D. & Kunz, K. 2005. Ernährung von Schlangen. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 159 pp. - get paper here
 
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