Chironius laurenti DIXON, WIEST & CEI, 1993
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Portuguese: Cobra-Cipó|
|Synonym||Chironius dixoni WIEST 1978|
Chironius laurenti DIXON, WIEST & CEI 1993: 141
Chironius laurenti — HOLLIS 2006
Chironius laurenti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 161
Chironius laurenti — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019
|Distribution||Bolivia (Beni, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz),|
Brazil (Mato Grosso, Acre)
Type locality: Bolivia, Department of Beni, Rio Mamore
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 101815. Paratypes: AMNH 6778, 101809-814, 101816-819, 101821, 104558; BMNH 1904.10.29.52; CM 2880, 2946-47; FNMH 35580,161509, MZUSP 6407, UMMZ|
60744-45,60749,63922 (2 Specimen),64015, USNM 159787.
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: this is the only Chironius species with a combination of 12 scale rows at midbody, divided anal plate, 163-181 ventrals, immaculate yellowish subcaudals, dorsum brownish ,32-36 maxillary teeth, 2-10 scale rows in males and 2-6 scale rows in females keeled and a mottled ventrolateral pattern on posterior of body and tail [shortened after DIXON et al. 1993: 142].|
|Comment||Distribution: Map in DIXON et al. 1993: 143. See map in Nogueira et al. 2019.|
Synonymy: Wiest published the description of C. dixoni in his PhD thesis, which was later published again in slighly modified form by Dixon et al. 1993. The holotypes of C. dixoni and C. laurenti are identical. Entiauspe-Neto & Loebmann 2019 argued that Wiest 1978 constitutes a proper publication and thus has priority over Dixon et al. 1993.
Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018).
|Etymology||Named after Dr. Raymond Ferdinand Louis-Philippe Laurent (1917-2005), a Belgian herpetologist who worked for much of his life in Argentina and started the Herpetology Department, Fondación Miguel Lillo, Tucuman, Argentina (1975).|
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