Bothrocophias campbelli (FREIRE-LASCANO, 1991)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Bothrocophias campbelli?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||S: Víbora boca de sapo|
|Synonym||Bothrops campbelli FREIRE-LASCANO 1991|
Trigonocephalus pulcher PETERS 1863
Lachesis pulcher - BOULENGER 1896
Bothrops pulchra - AMARAL 1930
Porthidium almawebi SCHÄTTI & KRAMER 1993
Bothrops campbelli — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 259
Bothrocophias campbelli — GUTBERLET & CAMPBELL 2001
Bothrocophias campbelli — CARRERA et al. 2009
Bothrocophias campbelli — CARRASCO et al. 2012
|Distribution||NW Ecuador, Colombia, elevation 1000-1500 m|
Type locality: Provincia de Chimborazo, Ecuador Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||holotype: INHMT 1956|
SCHATTI & KRAMER (1993) discovered that the holotype of Bothrops pulcher (PETERS 1852) actuall represents what had been referred to in much of the literature as Bothriopsis albocarinata (SHREVE 1934) and therefore the name pulcher has priority. The ICZN resolved the issue as follows (Opinion 1939): the correct name for the highland, arboreal pitviper recently known as Bothriopsis albocarinata is Bothriopsis pulchra (PETERS), and the snake referred to as Bothrops pulcher by CAMPBELL & LAMAR (1989) and many previous workers is now appropriately knwn as Bothrops campbelli FREIRE-LASCANO. See also discussion in MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999.
Etymology: Named after Jonathan A. Campbell (13 May 1947-), American herpetologist.