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Dipsas pakaraima MACCULLOCH & LATHROP, 2004

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymDipsas pakaraima MACCULLOCH & LATHROP 2004
Dipsas pakaraima — WALLACH et al. 2014: 233 
DistributionGuyana (Mt. Ayanganna)

Type locality: NE plateau of Mt. Ayanganna 5°24' N, 59°57' W, 1490 m elevation, Guyana.  
TypesHolotype: ROM 41233, adult male collected on 31 October 2000, by Roland Edward. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet refers to the Pakaraima Mountains of western Guyana, where the type locality is located. It is used as a noun in apposition. 
  • Cole, Charles J.; Carol R. Townsend, Robert P. Reynolds, Ross D. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop 2013. Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 125 (4): 317-578; plates: 580-620 - get paper here
  • 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
  • MacCulloch, R. D. & A. Lathrop 2004. A new species of Dipsas (Squamata: Colubridae) from Guyana. Revista de Biologia Tropical 52(1): 239-247 - get paper here
  • 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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