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Chironius flavopictus (WERNER, 1909)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSipo 
SynonymHerpetodryas carinatus var. flavopicta WERNER 1909: 220
Chironius flavopictus — PETERS 1960: 511
Chironius flavopictus — MIYATA 1982: 16
Chironius carinatus flavopictus — DIXON et al. 1993: 77
Chironius flavopictus — HOLLIS 2006
Chironius flavopictus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 160 
DistributionPanama, Costa Rica, W Colombia, Ecuador

Lectotype locality: Guayaquil, Ecuador.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesLectotype: ZIMH R 00651 
CommentSynonymy partly after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Max. total length: 175 cm

Habitat: Ch. carinatus flavopictus prefers evergreen rainforest while carinatus spixi inhabits dry forests and savannas (Dixon et al., 1993)

Distribution: Map: Dixon et al. 1993: 69 (incl. subspecies). 
References
  • Dixon J R; Wiest J A Jr; Cei J M 1993. Revision of the Neotropical snake genus Chironius Fitzinger (Serpentes, Colubridae). MUSEO REGIONALE DI SCIENZE NATURALI MONOGRAFIE (TURIN) 13 :1-280
  • Hollis, J.L. 2006. Phylogenetics of the genus Chironius Fitzinger 1826 (Serpenes, Colubridae) based on morphology. Herpetologica 62 (4): 435-452 - get paper here
  • Miyata, K. 1982. A check list of the amphibians and reptiles of Ecuador, with a bibliography of Ecuadorian herpetology. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (54): 70 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of Ecuador; check list and key. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 122: 489-541 - get paper here
  • Von Saenger, Margaret and Julie M. Ray. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Chironius flavopictus (Sipo Keelback). Herpetological Review 47 (1): 83
  • 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.
  • Werner,F. 1909. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Jahrb. Hamb. wiss. Anst. suppl. 2 (Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hamb. 1908) 26: 205-247 - get paper here
 
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