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Dipsas ellipsifera (BOULENGER, 1898)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLeptognathus ellipsifera BOULENGER 1898: 117
Sibynomorphus ellipsifer — AMARAL ‘‘1929’’ [1930]: 197
Dipsas ellipsifera - PETERS 1960: 87
Dipsas elegans — PETERS 1960: 87 (part.)
Dipsas oreas ellipsifera — ORCÉS & ALMENDÁRIZ 1987
Dipsas ellipsifera — CADLE 2005
Dipsas ellipsifera — WALLACH et al. 2014: 232 
DistributionNW Ecuador (valley of the Río Mira, Imababura Province); W Colombia

Type locality: Ibarra, Ecuador Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproduction 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946. 1. 21. 26–29
Lectotype: BMNH 1946.1.21.26 
CommentDipsas ellipsifera has been removed from the synonymy of D. elegans and relegated to subspecies status of D. oreas (fide Orcés & Almendáriz 1987).

Behavior: Dipsas ellipsifera is nocturnal.

Diagnosis in CADLE 2005: 82.

Synonymy mostly after CADLE 2005. 
References
  • Amaral,A. do 1930. Estudos sobre ophidios neotropicos XVIII. Lista remissiva dos ophidios da região neotropica. Mem. Inst. Butantan 4: 126-271 [1929] - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1898. An account of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Mr. W. F. H. Rosenberg in western Ecuador. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1898: 107-126 - get paper here
  • Cadle, J. E. 2005. SYSTEMATICS OF SNAKES OF THE DIPSAS OREAS COMPLEX (COLUBRIDAE: DIPSADINAE) IN WESTERN ECUADOR AND PERU, WITH REVALIDATION OF D. ELEGANS (BOULENGER) AND D. ELLIPSIFERA (BOULENGER). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 158 (3): 67-136
  • Orcés,V. & Almendáriz,A. 1987. Sistematica y distribución de las serpientes dipsadinae del grupo oreas. Politécnica, 12 (4):135-44
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - 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.
  • Werner, F. 1910. Neue oder seltenere Reptilien des Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique in Brüssel. [Mabuia dolloi, Mabuia polylepis]. Zool. Jb. Abt. Syst. Okol. Geogr. 28 [1909]: 263-288. - get paper here
 
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