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Dipsas viguieri (BOCOURT, 1884)

IUCN Red List - Dipsas viguieri - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBocourt's Snail-eater 
SynonymLeptognathus viguieri BOCOURT 1884
? Leptognathus brevis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 476 (fide WALLACH p.c.)
Dipsas viguieri — PARKER 1926: 206
Dipsas viguieri - PETERS 1960: 54
Dipsas viguieri — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 91
Dipsas viguieri - VILLA et al. 1988
Dipsas viguieri — CADLE & MYERS 2003: 35
Dipsas viguieri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 235 
DistributionE Panama to NW Colombia (Choco)

Type locality: Isthmus of Darien, Panama. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 6203, male (Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris), collected by Dr. Viguier. 
CommentSynonymy partly after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Dipsas gracilis and D. viguieri are not distinguishable according to CADLE (2005). 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the types, Dr. Viguier. 
References
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1884. Note sur quelques ophidiens nouveaux, provenant de l'Amerique inter-tropicale. Bull. Soc. Philomath. Paris (7) 8: 133-142 - get paper here
  • Breder, C. M. 1946. Amphibians and reptiles of the Rio Chucunaque drainage, Darién, Panamá, with notes on their life histories and habitats. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 86: 379-435
  • Cadle, J. E. 2005. SYSTEMATICS OF SNAKES OF THE DIPSAS OREAS COMPLEX (COLUBRIDAE: DIPSADINAE) IN WESTERN ECUADOR AND PERU, WITH REVALIDATION OF D. ELEGANS (BOULENGER) AND D. ELLIPSIFERA (BOULENGER). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 158 (3): 67-136
  • Cadle, J.E. & Myers, C.W. 2003. Systematics of Snakes Referred to Dipsas variegata in Panama and Western South America, with Revalidation of Two Species and Notes on Defensive Behaviors in the Dipsadini (Colubridae). American Museum Novitates 3409: 1-47 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., G. BIBRON & A.H.A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 7 (partie 1). Paris, xvi + 780 S. - 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
  • Köhler, G. 2001. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd. 2: Schlangen. Herpeton-Verlag (Offenbach), 174 pp.
  • Parker, H. W. 1926. A new snake from Trinidad. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 18: 205-207
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - get paper here
  • Villa, J., Wilson, L.D., Johnson, J.D. 1988. Middle American Herpetology - A Bibliographic Checklist. University of Missouri Press
  • 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
 
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