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Coronelaps lepidus (REINHARDT, 1861)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMinas Gerais Snake, Crowned Burrowing Snake 
SynonymElapomorphus lepidus REINHARDT 1861: 239
Elapomorphus lepidus — JAN 1865
Elapomorphus (Elapomorphus) coronatus SAUVAGE 1877
Elapomorphus coronatus — STRAUCH 1884: 582
Apostolepis coronata — BOULENGER 1896: 233
Elapomorphus lepidus — BOULENGER 1896: 241
Apostolepis pymi BOULENGER 1903: 353 (part.)
Apostolepis coronata — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 22
Apostolepis coronata — DE LEMA 1998
Elapomorphus (Coronelaps) lepidus — DE LEMA 2002
Elapomorphus lepidus — ROCHA et al. 2004
Coronelaps lepidus — LEMA & HOFSTADLER-DEIQUES 2010
Coronelaps lepidus — HAMDAN et al. 2012
Coronelaps lepidus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 182 
DistributionBrazil (Minas Gerais, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, S Ceará)

Type locality: "en Fazenda, Feijão cru kaldet, en Miilsvei fra Arrayal de Bicudo, en lilIe kun faa Aar gammel By ved Rio da casca, altsaa i Provindsen Minas' östlige med Urskov bevoxede Deel" [= Arrayal de Bicudo near Rio da Casca, Minas Gerais, Brazil]

Elapomorphus coronatus: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro); Type locality: South America Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZMUC 63821, female 
CommentVenomous!

Synonymy partly after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970. Thales de Lema (pers. comm.) suggested that the only known specimen of A. coronata is actually an anomalous A. lepidus (de LEMA & DEIQUES 1995) or A. nigrolineata (ALBUQUERQUE, pers. comm., 30 May 2012).

Type species: Elapomorphus lepidus REINHARDT 1861: 239 is the type species of the genus Coronelaps LEMA & HOFSTADLER-DEIQUES 2010. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1903. Descriptions of new snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 12: 350-354 - get paper here
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 14. Livraison. [Elapomorphus d’Orbignyi, Coronella getulus var. Sayi]. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Lema, T. & C. H. Deiques 2010. Description of a new genus for allocation of Elapomorphus lepidus and the status of Elapomorphus wuchereri (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae: Elapomorphini). Neotropical Biology and Conservation, 5: 113–119
  • Lema, Th. de 2002. Preliminary Account of South American Elapomorphinae Snakes (Colubridae). Biociencias [preprint]
  • Lema, Thales de and Marcia F. Renner 1998. O status de Apostolepis quinquelineata BOULENGER,1896, A. pymi BOULENGER, 1903, E. rondoni AMARAL, 1925 (SERPENTES, COLUBRIDAE, ELAPOMORPHINI). Biociências 6 (1): 99-121
  • Lema, Thales de; Hofstadler-Deiques, Clarice 1995. Estudo revisivo de Elapomorphus lepidus Reinhardt com a invalidacao de E. wuchereri Gunther, E. accedens Jan e E. coronatus Sauvage mediante analise tipologica e a ostelologia [osteologia] craniana (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae, Elapomorphini) Biociências 3 (1): 91-143
  • Peters,J.A., Orejas-Miranda,B. & Vanzolini,P.E. 1986. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata (Revised Edition) Part I: Snakes. Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington D.C., London)
  • Reinhardt 1861. Herpetologiske Middelelser. II. Beskrivelser af nogle nye til Calamariernes Familie henhörende Slänger. Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjöbenhavn 2 [1860]: 229-250 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, S. C., I. J. Roberto, D. L. Sales, R. W. Ávila & W. O. Almeida 2012. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil. Salamandra 48 (3): 133-146 - get paper here
  • ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; HELENA G.BERGALLO, JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR., LENA GEISE, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS, RONALDO FERNANDES, ULISSES CARAMASCHI 2004. FAUNA DE ANFÍBIOS, RÉPTEIS E MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, SUDESTE DO BRASIL Publ. Avul. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro (104): 3-23 - get paper here
  • Sauvage, H. E. 1877. Sur quelques ophidiens d'espèces nouvelles ou peu connues de la collection du Muséum. Bull. Soc. Philom. (7) 1: 107-115 - get paper here
  • Strauch,A. 1884. Bemerkungen über die Schlangengattung Elapomorphus aus der Familie der Calamariden. 2nd. Ed. Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 29: 541-590 - 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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