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Bothriechis supraciliaris (TAYLOR, 1954)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Blotched Palm-pitviper 
SynonymBothrops schlegelii supraciliaris TAYLOR 1954
Bothriechis supraciliaris — SOLORZANO et al. 1998
Bothriechis supraciliaris — PORRAS & SOLORZANO 2006
Bothriechis supraciliaris — CASTOE et al. 2006
Bothriechis supraciliaris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 109 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama

Type locality: “mountains near San Isidro del General, San Jose Province, Costa Rica."  
TypesHolotype: KU 31997 
CommentHabitat: forests, probably fully arboreal, based on similarity to schlegelii

Synonymy: Werman, 1984 concluded that “supraciliaris does not represent a distinguishable species or subspecies, based on external morphology. The lack of any clear morphological distinction indicates that specimens previously assigned to supraciliaris are individuals of schlegelii with anomalous characteristics.” 
  • Batista, A., Hertz, A., Ponce, M. and Lotzkat, S. 2020. Notes on amphibians and reptiles from western Panama Notes on amphibians and reptiles from western Panama. Herpetology Notes 13: 219-229. - get paper here
  • Castoe, Todd A. and Christopher L. Parkinson 2006. Bayesian mixed models and the phylogeny of pitvipers (Viperidae: Serpentes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (1): 91-110 - get paper here
  • Jesus, J.E. de 2007. Geographic distribution: Bothriechis supraciliaris. Herpetological Review 38, 4: 485 - get paper here
  • Lillywhite, Harvey B. 2014. How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes. Oxford University Press, New York, 256 pp
  • Porras, L.W. & Solórzano, A. 2006. Costa Rica’s venomous snakes. Reptilia (GB) (48): 11-17 - get paper here
  • Porras, L.W. & Solórzano, A. 2006. Die Schlangen Costa Ricas. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (61): 20-27 - get paper here
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • Solorzano, Alejandro; Gomez, L.D.; Crother, B.I. 1998. Redescription and validation of Bothriechis supraciliaris (Serpentes: Viperidae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 46 (2): 453- - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1954. Further studies on the serpents of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 36: 673-800. - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Werman, S. D. 1984. The taxonomic status of Bothrops supraciliaris Taylor. Journal of Herpetology 18: 484-486 - get paper here
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