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Dipsas lavillai SCROCCHI, PORTO & REY, 1993

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSibynomorphus lavillai SCROCCHI, PORTO & REY 1993
Sibynomorphus lavillai — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 34
Sibynomorphus lavillai — BERNILS et al. 2007
Sibynomorphus lavillai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 670
Dipsas lavillai — ARTEAGA et al. 2018 
DistributionArgentina (Jujuy, Salta, Chaco and Formosa, Santiago del Estero [HR 27: 214]), Brazil (Mato Grosso de Sul),
Paraguay, Bolivia

Type locality: 10 kilometers north of Joaquín V. González and 14.7 kilometers east of the intersection between National Route 16 and Provincial Route 30. Anta Department. Salta. Argentina.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FML 02053 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: El género Sibynomorphus sólo puede reconnocerse por una combinación de caracteres, ninguno de los cuales se presenta en forma exclusiva. Sibynomorphus lavillai pertenece al género por presentar cabeza poco diferenciada, ojo no visible desde ahajo: cuerpo cilíndrico a subcilíndrico.
cola corta: escamas del dorsa 15-15-15; anal entera: subcaudales divididas; etc. (OCR awful, hence no more text. See original description.)
 
CommentDiet: primarily molluscs (T. de Lema, pers. comm., 16 Oct 2015). 
EtymologyNamed after Esteban Lavilla, Professor at the Fundacíon Miguel Lillo. 
References
  • Arteaga A, Salazar-Valenzuela D, Mebert K, Peñafiel N, Aguiar G, Sánchez-Nivicela JC, Pyron RA, Colston TJ, Cisneros-Heredia DF, Yánez-Muñoz MH, Venegas PJ, Guayasamin JM, Torres-Carvajal O 2018. Systematics of South American snail-eating snakes (Serpentes, Dipsadini), with the description of five new species from Ecuador and Peru. ZooKeys 766: 79-147 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Cacciali-Sosa, Pier 2006. Las serpientes caracoleras (Colubridae: Dipsadini) de Paraguay Revista Española de Herpetología 20: 71-85 - get paper here
  • Ferreira, V.L. & Ávila, R.W. 2009. Reptilia, Squamata, Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Sibynomorphus lavillai Scrocchi, Porto and Rey 1993: New country record and geographic distribution map. Check List 5 (4): 773–775 - get paper here
  • Kacoliris F.P.; Berkunsky I. & Williams J. 2006. Herpetofauna of Impenetrable, Argentinean Great Chaco. Phyllomedusa 5 (2): 149-158 - get paper here
  • Leynaud, Gerardo C. and Enrique H. Bucher 1999. La fauna de serpientes del Chaco Sudamericano: diversidad, distribución geografica y estado de conservación. Academia Nacional de Ciencias Miscelanea (98):1-46
  • Lions, Maria Luisa; Alvarez, Blanca Beatriz 1996. Geographic Distribution. Sibynomorphus lavillai. Herpetological Review 27 (4): 214 - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Montero, R., G. SCROCCHI, M. E. MONTAÑO & I. M. FERNÁNDEZ S. 1995. Nuevas citas de saurios, anfisbénidos y ofidios para Bolivia. Cuadernos de Herpetología 9 (1): 7-13. - get paper here
  • Scrocchi G. Porto M. Rey L. 1993. Descripcion de una especie nueva y situacion del genero Sibynomorphus (Serpentes: Colubridae) en la Argentina. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE BIOLOGIA 53 (2): 197- 208.
  • Scrocchi, G.J.; Moreta, J.C. & Kretzschmar, S. 2006. Serpientes del Noroeste Argento [Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, Santiago del Estero]. Fundación Miguel Lillo, Tucumán, 178 pp.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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