Dipsas vagrans (DUNN, 1923)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Dipsas vagrans?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Dunn's Tree Snake|
|Synonym||Pseudopareas vagrans DUNN 1923: 187|
Pseudopareas vagrans — MARX 1958
Sibynomorphus vagrans — PETERS 1960: 161
Sibynomorphus vagrans — CADLE 2007
Sibynomorphus vagrans — WALLACH et al. 2014: 671
Dipsas vagrans — ARTEAGA et al. 2018
Type locality: Bellavista, Peru
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 17284|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis in CADLE 2007.|
|Comment||Sibynomorphus vagrans is known only from the type series collected by G. K. No-|
Diet: primarily molluscs (T. de Lema, pers. comm., 16 Oct 2015).
|Etymology||Dunn (1923: 187) did not elaborate on the meaning of his species epithet, saying only that Sibynomorphus vagrans was ‘‘a species closely allied to [S. vagus] but quite distinct.’’ To reﬂect his supposition that the two species were closely related, Dunn might have used the name vagrans (originally of Anglo-French and Germanic origin) because it is a latinized cognate associated with the Latin word vagus (meaning wandering or roaming or indeﬁnite; from vagor, to wander). However, the color pattern of S. vagrans bears little resemblance to that of S. vagus.|
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