You are here » home advanced search Bothrops pirajai

Bothrops pirajai AMARAL, 1923

IUCN Red List - Bothrops pirajai - Vulnerable, VU

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPiraja's Lancehead 
SynonymBothrops pirajai AMARAL 1923
Bothrops pirajai — WELCH 1994: 35
Bothrops pirajai — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 270
Bothrops pirajai — FENWICK et al. 2009
Bothrops pirajai — CARRASCO et al. 2012 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil. Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.
 
TypesHolotype: IB 3008 
CommentVenomous! 
EtymologyEtymology: “dedicated to Professor Piraja da Silva, director of the branch the Instituto de Butantan has in Bahia. Professor P. da Silva sent it alive to me [Amaral] for determination, among other specimens of snakes, in December, 1921” 
References
  • Amaral,A. do 1923. New genera and species of snakes. Proc. New England Zool. Club 8: 85-105 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • 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
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:


Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator