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Bothriechis rowleyi (BOGERT, 1968)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Rowley's Palm Pit Viper
S: Nauyaca de Arbol 
SynonymBothrops rowleyi BOGERT 1968
Bothriechis rowleyi — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 1989: 167
Bothrops nigroviridis macdougalli — SMITH & MOLL 1969
Bothriechis rowleyi — LINER 1994
Bothriechis rowleyi — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 246
Bothriechis rowleyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 108 
DistributionMexico (SE Oaxaca, NW Chiapas)

macdougalli: NE Oaxaca; Type locality: Mexico: Sierra Madre, 5-10 km E La Gloria, District of Juchitan, Oaxaca; T. McDougall; June 11, 1950.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 100669
Holotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 27845 [macdougalli] 

Not listed in PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970 or 1986.

Habitat: forests, fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018) 
EtymologyNamed after John Stuart Rowley (1907-1968), an ornithologist who was a Research Associate, Department of Ornithology and Mammalogy, California Academy of Sciences. 
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  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
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  • Grünwald, Christoph Imre, Nadia Pérez-Rivera, Iván Trinidad Ahumada-Carrillo, Héctor Franz-Chávez and Brandon Thomas La Forest. 2016. New distributional records for the herpetofauna of Mexico. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 85-90 - get paper here
  • Gutberlet Jr., Ronald L. 1995. A New Locality for Rowley's Palm Pitviper, Bothriechis rowleyi (Serpentes: Viperidae), a Mexican Relict. Southwestern Naturalist 40 (1): 124 - get paper here
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