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Cerrophidion petlalcalensis LOPÉZ-LUNA, VOGT & TORRE-LORANCA, 1999

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymCerrophidion petlalcalensis LOPÉZ-LUNA, VOGT & TORRE-LORANCA 1999
Cerrophidion petlalcalense (emendation)
Cerrophidion petlalcalensis — JADIN et al. 2011
Cerrophidion petlalcalensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 156 
DistributionMexico (Veracruz)

Type locality: Cerro de Petlalcala, Municipio San Andres Tenejapan, Veracruz, Mexico (2100 m elevation), 18°47’N, 97°06’W.  
TypesHolotype: CAR-EBTT (= IBH-LT = UNAM-LT) H 3454 

Nomenclature: The correct name should be Cerrophidion petlalcalense because of the gender of Cerrophidion.

Habitat: terrestrial

Distribution: see map in JADIN et al. 2012 
  • Dunn,E.R. 1919. Two new crotaline snakes from western Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 32: 213-216 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Jadin, R.C., Townsend, J.H., Castoe, T.A. & Campbell, J.A. 2012. Cryptic diversity in disjunct populations of Middle American Montane Pitvipers: a systematic reassessment of Cerrophidion godmani. Zoologica Scripta doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00547.x - get paper here
  • JADIN, ROBERT C.; ERIC N. SMITH and JONATHAN A. CAMPBELL 2011. Unravelling a tangle of Mexican serpents: a systematic revision of highland pitvipers. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 943–958
  • López-Luna, Marco Antonio, Richard C. Vogt and Miguel Angel de la Torre-Loranca. 1999. A new species of montane pitviper from Veracruz, México. Herpetologica 55 (3): 382-389 - get paper here
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • 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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