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Corallus cropanii (HOGE, 1953)

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Higher TaxaBoidae (Boinae), Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymXenoboa cropanii HOGE 1953
Xenoboa cropanii — STIMSON 1969
Corallus cropanii — KLUGE 1991: 47
Corallus cropanii — HENDERSON 1997
Corallus cropanii — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 191
Corallus cropanii — GOWER et al. 2012: 62
Corallus cropanii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 183 
DistributionBrazil (Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais)

Type locality: Miracatu, State of São Paulo, Brazil Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: IB (= IBSP) 15.200 (Instituto Butantan) 
CommentOne of the rarest boas in the world with only three specimens in scientific collections (Henderson 1997). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Gower, D.; Garrett, K. & Stafford, P. 2012. Snakes. Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY,<br />144 p..
  • Henderson R W 1993. Corallus Daudin. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 572: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Henderson R W; Puorto G 1993. Corallus cropanii (Hoge). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 575: 1-2 - 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.; 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
  • Henderson,R.W. 1997. An irascible aerialist - The common tree boa of the American tropics. Fauna 1 (1): 17-25
  • Hoge, A. R. 1953. A new genus and species of Boinae from Brazil, Xenoboa cropanii, gen. nov., sp. nov. Mem. Inst. Butantan 25: 27-31 + 1 plate - get paper here
  • Kluge, A.G. 1991. Boine snake phylogeny and research cycles. Publs Mus Zool Univ Michigan 178: 1-58
  • Machado-Filho, P.R.; Duarte, M.R.; Do Carmo L.F. & Franco, F.L. 2011. New record of Corallus cropanii (Boidae, Boinae): a rare snake from the Vale do Ribeira, State of São Paulo, Brazil. Salamandra 47 (2): 112-115 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • 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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