Bothrops sazimai BARBO, GASPARINI, ALMEIDA, ZAHER, GRAZZIOTIN, GUSMÃO, FERRARINI & SAWAYA, 2016
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|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Franceses island-Lancehead|
|Synonym||Bothrops sazimai BARBO, GASPARINI, ALMEIDA, ZAHER, GRAZZIOTIN, GUSMÃO, FERRARINI & SAWAYA 2016|
|Distribution||Brazil (Espírito Santo: Ilha dos Franceses)|
Type locality: Ilha dos Franceses (20°55'36"S, 40°45'15"W), municipality of Itapemirim, Itaoca beach, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil
|Types||Holotype. MZUSP 22228, An adult male, collected by Barbo et al. on May 14, 2013 (Figs. 2–3).|
Paratypes. Fourteen specimens: IBSP 86673 (female), IBSP 86674–75 (males), MBML 3319 (male with hemipenis prepared), MBML 3320–21 (females), MBML 3322 (male), MBML 3323 (female), MZUSP 22229 (male), MZUSP 22230 (female), MZUSP 22231 (male), MZUSP 22232 (female), ZUEC 3383 (male), ZUEC 3883, 3384 (female).
|Comment||Habitat: on the ground (n = 15), as well as in lower portions of shrubs and trees (n = 9)|
Diet: lizards (Gymnodactylus darwinii and Hemidactylus mabouia, n = 14), centipedes Scolopendromorpha (n = 6), and a conspecific snake (n = 1).
|Etymology||The specific epithet sazimai represents a patronymic name dedicated to the friend and professor Ivan Sazima, for his invaluable contribution to the study of natural history and conservation of Brazilian fauna, and for his inspiring and pioneering field studies on Bothrops jararaca. Professor Ivan advised and mentored various generations of students and researchers that presently work with diverse systems and organisms, including snakes, amphibians, fishes, mammals, birds, and plants. He published hundreds of scientific contributions, among articles, book chapters, and educational texts.|
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