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Bothrops muriciensis FERRAREZZI & FREIRE, 2001

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymBothrops muriciensis FERRAREZZI & FREIRE 2001
Bothrops muriciensis — FENWICK et al. 2009
Bothrops muriciensis — CARRASCO et al. 2012
Bothrops muriciensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 118 
DistributionNE Brazil (Alagoas)

Type locality: Murici, Fazenda Bananeira (9° 14’ S, 35° 48’ W), 640 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 7036 

Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016). 
  • FENWICK, ALLYSON M.; RONALD L. GUTBERLET JR, JENNAFER A. EVANS, CHRISTOPHER L. PARKINSON 2009. Morphological and molecular evidence for phylogeny and classification of South American pitvipers, genera Bothrops, Bothriopsis, and Bothrocophias (Serpentes: Viperidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (3): 617-640 - get paper here
  • Ferrarezzi, H. & Freire, E.M.X. 2001. New species of Bothrops Wagler, 1824 from the Atlantic forest of northeastern Brazil (Serpentes, Viperidae, Crotalinae). Boletim do Museu Nacional, Nova Serie, Zoologia 440: 1-10
  • FREITAS, Marco Antonio de; Daniella Pereira Fagundes de FRANÇA, Roberta GRABOSKI, Vivian UHLIG and Diogo VERÍSSIMO 2012. Notes on the conservation status, geographic distribution and ecology of Bothrops muriciensis Ferrarezzi & Freire, 2001 (Serpentes, Viperidae). NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 8 (2): 338-343 - get paper here
  • Maritz, Bryan; Johannes Penner, Marcio Martins, Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović, Stephen Spear, Laura R.V. Alencar, Jesús Sigala-Rodriguez, Kevin Messenger, Rulon W. Clark, Pritpal Soorae, Luca Luiselli, Chris Jenkins, Harry W. Greene 2016. Identifying global priorities for the conservation of vipers Biological Conservation, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.004 - 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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