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Chapinophis xanthocheilus CAMPBELL & SMITH, 1998

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymChapinophis xanthocheilus CAMPBELL & SMITH 1998
Chapinophis xanthocheilus — KÖHLER 2008 
DistributionC Guatemala (Sierra de las Minas, 1830-2300 m elevation)

Type locality: 5 km ENE Finca Miranda on trail to Aldea Vega Larga, 2300 m elevation, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. 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: UTA 35919, a 518 mm male (8 April 1993; R.F. Savage). 
CommentShares certain features, especially the maxilla, with Adelphicos, Geophis, Atractus and may be in the clade containing these snakes, Ninia, and Chersodromus. The hemipenial morphology appears to be similar to Rhadinophanes and Tantalophis. 
References
  • Campbell, Jonathan A. and Eric N. Smith. 1998. A new genus and species of colubrid snake from the Sierra de las Minas of Guatemala. Herpetologica 54 (2): 207-220 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
 
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