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Bothrops otavioi BARBO, GRAZZIOTIN, SAZIMA, MARTINS & SAWAYA, 2012

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymBothrops otavioi BARBO, GRAZZIOTIN, SAZIMA, MARTINS & SAWAYA 2012
Bothrops jararaca — CICCHI et al. 2007:227 (in part)
Bothrops otavioi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 118 
DistributionBrazil (São Paulo)

Type locality: “Trilha da Vitória’’ (23°44’28’’S, 45°01’16’’W; datum = WGS 84; Vitória Island, Ilhabela Archipelago, São Paulo, southeastern Brazil Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: IBSP 78572 (field number CC58), male, collected 11 August 2010 by F.C. Centeno and T.H. Condez, (Figs. 2–4A). We deposited a tissue sample at the herpetological collection of MZUSP.
Paratypes.—Twenty specimens from the type locality: IBSP 18866–67, males; IBSP 18868, female; IBSP 18870–71, females; IBSP 18872–73, males; IBSP 18874–75, females; IBSP 18876–77, males; IBSP 18879–81, fe- males; IBSP 18882, male, and ZUEC 3551 female, collected March 1960 by A.R. Hoge (Instituto Butantan expedition); MZUSP 3949 female, MZUSP 3951 male; MZUSP 3952 female, and ZUEC 3550 male, collected 14– 28 March 1964 by the Departamento de Zoologia (DZ) expedition. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet otavioi honors our friend and colleague Otavio A. V. Marques, a prominent herpetologist at the Instituto Butantan, for his great contribution to the study of natural history and conserva- tion of Brazilian snakes. We suggest the standard English name ‘‘Vito ́ria’s Lancehead’’ for the new species. 
References
  • BARBO, <br />FAUSTO E.; JOÃO LUIZ GASPARINI, ANTONIO P. ALMEIDA, HUSSAM ZAHER, FELIPE G. GRAZZIOTIN, RODRIGO B. GUSMÃO, JOSÉ MÁRIO G. FERRARINI<br />& RICARDO J. SAWAYA 2016. Another new and threatened species of lancehead genus Bothrops (Serpentes, Viperidae) from Ilha dos Franceses, Southeastern Brazil Zootaxa 4097 (4): 511–529 - get paper here
  • Barbo, Fausto E; Felipe G Grazziotin, Ivan Sazima, Marcio Martins, and Ricardo J Sawaya 2012. A New and Threatened Insular Species of Lancehead from Southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 68 (3): 418-429. - get paper here
  • Cicchi, P.J.P., M.A. Sena, D.M. Peccinini-Seale, and M.R. Duarte. 2007. Snakes from coastal islands of State of São Paulo,Southeastern Brazil. Biota Neotropica 17:227–240
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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