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Dipsas schunkii (BOULENGER, 1908)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSchunk's Snail-eater 
SynonymLeptognathus schunkii BOULENGER 1908: 115
Leptognathus schunkii — WERNER 1910: 281
Leptognathus schunckii WERNER 1922: 197 (subst. name for L. schunkii)
Dipsas schunkei - PETERS 1960: 119
Dipsas schunkei — HARVEY 2008
Dipsas schunkii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 234 
DistributionPeru

Type locality: Chanchamayo, Peru Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH, three specimens from Chanchamayo, Peru, collected by Mr. C. Schunke. 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the types, Mr. C. Schunke. 
References
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1908. Descriptions of new South-American reptiles. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (8) 1: 111-115 - 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
  • 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
  • Werner,F. 1922. Synopsis der Schlangenfamilien der Amblycephalidae und Viperidae nebst Uebersicht über die kleineren Familien und die colubriden der Acrochordinengruppe auf Grund des Boulengerschen Schlangenkatalogs (1893-1896). Archiv für Naturgeschichte 8A: 185-244
 
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