Dipsas baliomelas HARVEY, 2008
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Dipsas baliomelas HARVEY 2008|
Dipsas baliomelas — WALLACH et al. 2014: 230
Type locality: 35 km WSW Vista Hermosa (Cañon Sardinata), Serranía de la Macarena, Meta, Colombia, ‘‘3700 ft’’ (= 1128 m elevation). Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: UTA 3363, male; Fig. 1, collected by J. F. Taulman.|
|Comment||Diagnosis.—The new species is distin- uished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) dorsals 15-1515; (2) postoculars excluding temporals from orbit; (3) 1 pair of infralabials in contact behind mental; (4) infralabials broadly contacting second pair of chinshields; sublabials separating infralabials from preventrals and ventrals; (5) loreal square, entering orbit; (6) preocular present above loreal, excluding prefrontal from orbit; (7) dorsal surface of head reddish brown; cream marks edged in black on snout, frontal, and supraoculars; (8) supralabials white with thick black edging not restricted to posterior edge and forming circular or oval white marks on some supralabials; (9) nuchal collar absent except for few black and white occipital scales; first blotch contacting parietals; (10) dorsum cream with reddish brown bands edged in black; (11) bands complete ventrally on anterior one-half of body, extending far onto ventrals and narrowly incomplete posteriorly; (12) interspaces immaculate except for few dark brown marks in vertebral region; accessory paraventral blotches absent; (13) ventral pattern like that on flanks; brown blotches forming irregular midventral stripe from chinshields to midbody; (14) ventrals 188 in male holotype; (15) subcaudals 85 in male holotype; (16) maxillary teeth 16.|
|Etymology||The 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.|
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