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Corallus blombergi (RENDAHL & VESTERGREN, 1940)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Blomberg’s Tree Boa
G: Blomberg-Baumboa 
SynonymBoa annulata blombergi RENDAHL & VESTERGREN 1940
Corallus annulata blombergi — PETERS 1957
Corallus annulatus blombergi — STIMSON 1969
Corallus blombergi — HENDERSON et al. 2001
Corallus blombergi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 183 
DistributionEcuador, Colombia (Nariño)

Type locality: Rio Zamora, E. Ecuador (likely in error fide HENDERSON et al. 2001)  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: NRM (also as NRS = RMS) 3141 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Corallus blombergi is distinguishable from members of the C. hortulanus complex (C. cookii, C. grenadensis, C. hortulanus, C. ruschenbergerii) by the combination of presence or absence of nasal contact (usually contact in C. hortulanus complex, usually not in C. blombergi) and number of subcaudals (94–137 in C. hortulanus complex, 76–86 in C. blombergi). It is distinguishable from C. cropanii on the basis of maximum number of dorsal scale rows (<35 in C. cropanii, 50–55 in C. blombergi), and from C. caninus on the basis of maximum number of dorsal scale rows (63–77 in C. caninus), and ventrals (251–269 in C. blombergi, 186–209 in C. caninus). See the ‘Diagnosis’ for C. annulatus for comparisons with that species [HENDERSON et al. 2001]. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the holotype, Rolf Blomberg. 
References
  • Barrio-Amorós, César L. 2017. Field observations on Neotropical treeboas of the genus Corallus (Squamata: Boidae). IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 24 (1): 1–16 - get paper here
  • Henderson, R. W. 2015. Neotropical Treeboas - Natural History of the Corallus hortulanus Complex Edition Chimaira. ISBN 9783899734386. 338 pp.
  • Henderson, R. W., Pauers, M. J. and Colston, T. J. 2013. On the congruence of morphology, trophic ecology, and phylogeny in Neotropical treeboas (Squamata: Boidae: Corallus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109: 466–475. doi: 10.1111/bij.12052 - get paper here
  • Henderson, Robert W. and Michael J. Pauers 2012. On the Diets of Neotropical Treeboas (Squamata: Boidae: Corallus). South American J. Herp. 7 (2): 172-180. - get paper here
  • Henderson, Robert W., Mats Höggren, William W. Lamar and Louis W. Porras 2001. Distribution and variation in the treeboa Corallus annulatus (Serpentes: Boidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. 36(1):39-47
  • Henderson, Robert W.; Michael J. Pauers and Timothy J. Colston 2013. On the congruence of morphology, trophic ecology, and phylogeny in Neotropical treeboas (Squamata: Boidae: Corallus). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12052 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. 1957. Taxonomic notes on Ecuadorian snakes in the American Museum of Natural History. American Museum Novitates (1851): 1-13 - get paper here
  • Pinto-Erazo MA, Medina-Rangel GF 2018. First record of Corallus blombergi (Rendahl & Vestergren, 1941) (Serpentes, Boidae) from Colombia. Check List 14(1): 183-188 - get paper here
  • Rendahl, H. & VESTERGREN,G. 1940. Notes on Colombian snakes. Arkiv för Zoologi 33A [1941?] (5): 1-16
  • Reynolds, R. Graham and Robert W. Henderson 2018. Boas of the World (Superfamily Booidae): A Checklist With Systematic, Taxonomic, and Conservation Assessments. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology Sep 2018, Vol. 162, No. 1: 1-58. - get paper here
  • Stimson, Andrew F. 1969. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien: Boidae (Boinae + Bolyeriinae + Loxoceminae + Pythoninae). Das Tierreich 89 xi + 1-49
  • VALENCIA, J. H. & ARBELÁEZ, E. & GARZÓN, K. & PICERNO-TOALA, P. 2008. Notes on Corallus blombergi (RENDAHL & VESTERGREN, 1941) from Ecuador [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 21 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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