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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymDipsas sazimai FERNANDES, MARQUES & ARGÔLO 2010
Dipsas sazimai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 234 
DistributionBrazil (atlantic forest in Espiritó Santo, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Alagoas, Sergipe ?, NE São Paulo, Pernambuco)

Type locality: Brazil, state of Rio de Janeiro, municipality of Casimiro de Abreu (22° 28’S, 42° 12’W, ca. 80 m elevation). Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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 
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 15136, adult male, collected by C. C. Siqueira and W. C. Kiefer on 30 October 2005. 
CommentDiagnosis: Distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) 15- 15-15 dorsals; (2) temporals not entering orbit; (3) loreal enters orbit; (4) prefrontals generally enter orbit; (5) one pair of infralabials in contact behind symphysial; (6) infralabials contact second pair of chinshields; (7) 187–209 ventral scales in males, 193–202 in females; (8) 107–129 subcaudal scales in males, 107–116 in females; (9) 17–21 maxillary teeth; (10) anterior portion of body with rounded dorsal blotches generally wider than interblotches; (11) median and mostly posterior portion of body with blotches higher than long and narrower than interblotches; (12) posterior body blotches lighter than anterior blotches; (13) posterior blotches with conspicuous white edge in paraventral region; (14) tiny and vertically oriented streaks in the interblotches from the posterior half of body; (15) labial scales not heavily pigmented; (16) head mostly immaculate; (17) the first blotch not reaching the rictus [from FERNANDES et al. 2010].

Distribution: see map in FERNANDES et al. 2010. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet honors Ivan Sazima for his relevant contributions to herpetology in Brazil and his immense contributions to the knowledge of the Brazilian vertebrate fauna. 
References
  • FERNANDES, DANIEL S.; OTAVIO A. V. MARQUES & ANTÔNIO J. S. ARGÔLO 2010. A new species of Dipsas Laurenti from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Zootaxa 2691: 57–66 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de 2014. Squamate reptiles of the Atlantic Forest of northern Bahia, Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1020-1030 - get paper here
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • Roberto, I.J.; C.R. Oliveira; J.A. Araujo Filho; R.W. Ávila 2014. Dipsas sazimai Fernandes, Marques & Argolo, 2010 (Squamata: Dipsadidae): Distribution extension and new State record. Check List 10 (1):209-210 - 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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