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Clelia equatoriana (AMARAL, 1924)

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Higher TaxaDipsadidae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEquatorial Mussurana 
SynonymBarbourina equatoriana AMARAL 1924: 201
Clelia clelia scytalina — DUNN 1944: 201
Clelia equatoriana — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 64
Clelia equatoriana — ZAHER 1996 
DistributionE Costa Rica, E Panama, NW Ecuador, Colombia (Caldas etc.)

Type locality: Guayaquil, Ecuador 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: USNM 62790 
CommentSimilar species: Clelia equatoriana is often confounded with Clelia clelia. However, Clelia equatoriana has dorsal scale in 17 rows at midbody vs 19 in Clelia clelia (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970).
 
References
  • Amaral,A. do 1924. New genus and species of South American snakes contained in the United States National Museum. J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 14: 200-202
  • Arteaga AF, Bustamante-Enríquez LM and Guayasamin JM 2013. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Mindo. http://www.tropicalherping.com - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Dunn,E.R. 1944. Los géneros de anfibios y reptiles de Colombia, III. Orden de las serpientes. Caldasia 3 (12): 155-224
  • Köhler, G. 2001. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd. 2: Schlangen. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Morato, S.A.A.; Franco, F.L. & Sanches, E.J. 2003. Uma nova espécie de Clelia (Serpentes, Colubridae) do sul do Brasil. Phyllomedusa 2 (2): 93-100 - get paper here
  • Pérez-santos, C. E. 1986. Zoogeografía de los Ophidia en Colombia. Univ. Complutense, Madrid, 2 vols., 971 pp.
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno,A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Rojas-Morales, Julián Andrés 2012. Snakes of an urban-rural landscape in the central Andes of Colombia: species composition, distribution, and natural history. Phyllomedusa 11 (2): 135-
  • Zaher, H. 1996. A new genus and species of pseudoboine snake, with a revision of the genus Clelia (Serpentes, Xenodontinae). Boll. Mus. reg. Sci. nat. Torino, 14: 289-337.
 
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