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Dipsas baliomelas HARVEY, 2008

IUCN Red List - Dipsas baliomelas - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDipsas baliomelas HARVEY 2008
Dipsas baliomelas — WALLACH et al. 2014: 230 
DistributionColombia (Meta)

Type locality: 35 km WSW Vista Hermosa (Cañon Sardinata), Serranía de la Macarena, Meta, Colombia, ‘‘3700 ft’’ (= 1128 m elevation).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UTA 3363, male; Fig. 1, collected by J. F. Taulman. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe specific epithet baliome- las is a masculine noun in apposition derived from the Greek adjective balios meaning spotted and noun Melon meaning cheek. The name refers to the distinctive brown, black, and white pattern of the temporal region and labials of this species. 
References
  • Harvey, Michael B. 2008. New and Poorly Known Dipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Northern South America. Herpetologica 64 (4): 422-451 - get paper here
  • Harvey, Michael B. and Dirk Embert 2009. Review of Bolivian Dipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae), with Comments on Other South American Species. Herpetological Monographs 22 (1): 54-105 - 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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