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Bothrops muriciensis FERRAREZZI & FREIRE, 2001

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
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
Bothrops muriciensis — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionNE Brazil (Alagoas)

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

Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016). 
Etymology 
References
  • Dal Vechio, F, Prates, I, Grazziotin, FG, Zaher, H, Graboski, R, Rodrigues, MT. 2019. Rain forest shifts through time and riverine barriers shaped the diversification of South American terrestrial pit vipers (Bothrops jararacussu species group). Journal of Biogeography 47: 516-526 [2020] - get paper here
  • 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
  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo,<br />Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins,<br />Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz0, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisnero 2019. Atlas of Brazilian snakes: verified point-locality maps to mitigate the Wallacean shortfall in a megadiverse snake fauna. South American J. Herp. 14 (Special Issue 1):1-274 - 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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