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Cercophis auratus (SCHLEGEL, 1837)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSchlegel's Golden Snake 
SynonymDendrophis aurata SCHLEGEL 1837: 227
Cercophis auratus - FITZINGER 1843: 26
Cercophis auratus - HOOGMOED 1983: 226
Cercophis auratus — HOOGMOED 1997
Cercophis auratus — CLAESSEN 2003
Cercophis auratus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 156 
DistributionSurinam, Brazil (Rio de Janeiro etc.)

Type locality: Paramaribo, Surinam Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: RMNH 813, a 570 mm specimen (Dieperink). 
CommentType species: Dendrophis aurata SCHLEGEL 1837: 227 is the type species of the genus Cercophis FITZINGER 1843. 
References
  • Claessen, H. 2003. De slangen can de Guyana’s. Deel iv. Lacerta 61 (1): 19-27 - get paper here
  • Costa, Henrique Caldeira & Renato Silveira Bérnils 2015. Répteis brasileiros: lista de espécies 2015 Herpetologia Brasileira 4 (3): 75-93
  • Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, fasciculus primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel, Wien: 106 pp. - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, M. S. 1983. Snakes of the Guianan region. Mem. Inst. Butantan 42 [1982]: 219-254 - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed, M.S. 1982. Snakes of the Guianan Region. Mem. Inst. Butantan 46: 219-254. - get paper here
  • Hoogmoed,M.S. 1997. Rediscovery of a forgotten snake in an unexpected place and remarks on a small herpetological collection from southeastern Brazil. Zoologische Mededelingen 71 (1-18): 63-81 - get paper here
  • ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; HELENA G.BERGALLO, JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR., LENA GEISE, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS, RONALDO FERNANDES, ULISSES CARAMASCHI 2004. FAUNA DE ANFÍBIOS, RÉPTEIS E MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, SUDESTE DO BRASIL Publ. Avul. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro (104): 3-23 - get paper here
  • Schlegel, H. 1837. Essai sur la physionomie des serpens. Partie Descriptive. La Haye (J. Kips, J. HZ. et W. P. van Stockum), 606 S. + xvi - get paper here
  • 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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