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Bothrops chloromelas (BOULENGER, 1912)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLachesis chloromelas BOULENGER 1912: 423
Bothrops chrysomelas AMARAL 1926 (in error for chloromelas)
Bothrops chloromelas— WÜSTER et al. 2002
Bothriopsis chloromelas — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004
Bothriopsis chloromelas — HARVEY et al. 2005
Bothriopsis chloromelas — FENWICK et al. 2009
Bothrops chloromelas — CARRASCO et al. 2012
Bothriopsis chloromelas — WALLACH et al. 2014: 109 
DistributionPeru (central Andes)

Type locality: “Huancabamba, E. Peru, above 3000 feet” [elevation]  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.17.66 (formerly BMNH 1911.12.13.63) and BMNH 1946.1.19.51-52. 
CommentLachesis chloromelas BOULENGER 1912 has been revalidated by HARVEY 2004, a notion that also CAMPBELL & LAMAR (2004) expressed without detailed justification.

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Amaral,A. do 1926. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 16: 320, 322
  • Boulenger, George A. 1912. Descriptions of new reptiles from the Andes of South America, preserved in the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 10: 420-424 - get paper here
  • Campbell, Jonathan A. and William W. Lamar 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, 2 vols. Comstock (Cornell University Press), Ithaca, NY, 962 pp. [review in Science 305: 182]
  • Carrasco, P.A., C.I. Mattoni, G.C. Leynaud, and G.J. Scrocchi. 2012. Morphology, phylogeny and taxonomy of South American bothropoid pitvipers (Serpentes, Viperidae). Zoologica Scripta 41: 109-124 - get paper here
  • Harvey, M.B.; et al. 2005. Revision of the venomous snakes of Bolivia. II. The pitvipers (Serpentes: Viperidae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 74 (1): 1-38. - 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.
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