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Coniophanes joanae MYERS, 1966

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymConiophanes joanae MYERS 1966
Coniophanes joanae — FLORES-VILLELA & SMITH 2009
Coniophanes joanae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 177 
DistributionE Panama

Type locality: southeastern slope of Cerro Pirre (also called "Mount Pirri" and "Cerro Cana"), Serrania de Pirre, 1440 m elevation, Darien, Panama. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: KU 93502, University of Kansas Museum of Natural History (original number CWM 5097), an adult female taken on 27 May 1965, by Charles W. Myers. 
CommentDiagnosis.-A diminutive Coniophanes differing from most of its congeners in having 17 anterior and midbody rows of dorsal scales, and differing from all in the following combination of color and pattern: Brown above with brown supralabials and a light postocular stripe across corner of mouth to nape; a dark line on the 4th scale row and a dark streak on the vertebral and paravertebral rows extending length of body and continuing conspicuously as tail stripes; ventral surfaces orangish brown, mottled with blackish pigment and with a dark transverse streak at base of each ventral and subcaudal plate. Coniophanes meridanus, of the Yucatan Peninsula, is the only other species of Coniophanes with 17 anterior and midbody rows of dorsal scales (from 19 to 25 rows in other species), but has light temporal stripes, a nape collar, an inconspicuously striped body and tail, and lacks a light stripe across the corner of the mouth. 
References
  • Flores-Villela, Oscar and Eric N. Smith 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF CONIOPHANES (SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE), FROM THE COAST OF MICHOACÁN, MEXICO. Herpetologica 65 (4): 404-412 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Myers, C. W. 1966. A new species of colubrid snake, genus Coniophanes, from Darién, Panama. Copeia 1966 (4): 665-668 - get paper here
  • Myers, C. W. 1969. Snakes of the genus Coniophanes in Pantamá. American Museum Novitates 2372: 1- 28 - get paper here
  • 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.
 
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