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Cerrophidion tzotzilorum (CAMPBELL, 1985)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTzotzil Montane Pit Viper 
SynonymBothrops tzotzilorum CAMPBELL 1985
Bothrops tzotzilorum — VILLA et al. 1988
Porthidium tzotzilorum — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 1989: 327
Cerrophidion tzotzilorum — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 1992
Cerrophidion tzotzilorum — LINER 1994
Porthidium tzotzilorum — WELCH 1994: 101
Cerrophidion tzotzilorum — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 275
Cerrophidion tzotzilorum — JADIN et al. 2011
Cerrophidion tzotzilorum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 156 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas: Meseta Central)

Type locality: 10.9 km ESE San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, elevation 2320 m.  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: UTA R-9641 
CommentVenomous!

Distribution: see map in JADIN et al. 2012

Habitat: terrestrial

Conservation: one of the 30 most endangered viper species (Maritz et al. 2016). 
EtymologyNamed after the Tzotzil group of Indians whose highland mountain villages dot the landscape inhabited by this species. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campbell, J. A. 1985. A new species of highland pit viper of the genus Bothrops from southern México. Journal of Herpetology 19 (1): 48-54. - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Campbell,J.A. & Lamar,W.W. 1992. Taxonomic status of miscellaneous Neotropical viperids, with the description of a new genus. Occ. Papers Mus. Texas Tech. Univ. 153: 1-31
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Jadin, R. 2007. PREY ITEMS OF THE TZOTZIL MONTANE PITVIPER (CERROPHIDION TZOTZILORUM). Southwestern Naturalist 52 (3): 437-438 - get paper here
  • 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. 2010. Cerrophidion tzotzilorum (Campbell), Tzotzil Montane Pitviper, Nauyaca del frío, víbora. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 880: 1-2 - 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
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Maritz, Bryan; Johannes Penner, Marcio Martins, Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailović, Stephen Spear, Laura R.V. Alencar, Jesús Sigala-Rodriguez, Kevin Messenger, Rulon W. Clark, Pritpal Soorae, Luca Luiselli, Chris Jenkins, Harry W. Greene 2016. Identifying global priorities for the conservation of vipers Biological Conservation, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.004 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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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