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Echinanthera undulata (WIED-NEUWIED, 1824)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Wellenstreifige Natter 
SynonymColuber undulatus WIED 1824: 667
Dromicus undulatus - PETERS 1863
Rhadinaea undulata - BOULENGER
Rhadinaea binotata WERNER 1909: 223
Liophis melanostigma - GRIFFIN 1916
Liophis undulatus - AMARAL 1929: 174
Echinanthera undulata — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 180
Echinanthera undulata - DI-BERNARDO 1992
Echinanthera undulata — SCHARGEL et al. 2005
Echinanthera undulata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 253 
DistributionSE/S Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, S Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina),
Ecuador, Guyana ?, Surinam?, Colombia ? [Castro,F. (pers. comm.)]

Type locality: "Brasilen." Emended to Parahyba (=Paráiba), Brazil by Wied-Neuwied, 1825c: 332. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: present location unknown, a 677 mm specimen (October 1815-1817). 
CommentEnicognathus taeniolatus JAN 1863 has been synonymized with Liophis undulatus by PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970, but is considered to be synonymous with Echinanthera brevirostris (fide Di Bernardo 1992). Not listed for French Guiana by STARACE 1998. 
References
  • Amaral,A. do 1930. Estudos sobre ophidios neotropicos XVIII. Lista remissiva dos ophidios da região neotropica. Mem. Inst. Butantan 4: 126-271 [1929] - get paper here
  • Bérnils, R.S.; Batista, M.A. & Bertelli, P.W. 2001. Cobras e lagartos do Vale: levantamento das espécies de Squamata (Reptilia, Lepidosauria) da Bacia do Rio Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Rev. Est. Ambientais (Blumenau) 3 (1): 69-79
  • Claessen, H. 2003. Slangen van de Guyana’s. Deel V. Lacerta 61 (4): 123-133 - get paper here
  • Cruz Centeno, Fernanda da; Ricardo Jannini Sawaya & Otavio Augusto Vuolo Marques 2008. Snake assemblage of Ilha de São Sebastião, southeastern Brazil: comparison to mainland. Biota Neotrop. 8(3): 63-68 - get paper here
  • Di Bernardo,M. 1992. Revalidation of the gênero Rhadinaea Copegenus Echinanthera COPE 1894 and its conceptual amplification (Serpentes, Colubridae). Comun. Mus. Ciênc. PUCRS, sér. zool., Porto Alegre 5 (13): 225-256
  • Gomes, Cristian Alexandro and Otavio A. V. Marques 2012. Food Habits, Reproductive Biology, and Seasonal Activity of the Dipsadid Snake, Echinanthera undulata (Wied, 1824), from the Atlantic Forest in Southeastern Brazil. South American J. Herp. 7 (3): 233-240. - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. and Samuel B. McDowell 2014. New Taxa and Cryptic Species of Neotropical Snakes (Xenodontinae), with Commentary on Hemipenes as Generic and Specific Characters. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 385 (1) : 1-112. - get paper here
  • Oliveira Lula Salles, R. de & Silva-Soares, T. 2010. Répteis do município de Duque de Caxias, Baixada Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Sudeste do Brasil. Biotemas, 23 (2): 135-144
  • Oliveira Lula Salles, Rodrigo de and Thiago Silva-Soares. 2011. Predation on Leptodactylus spixi (Anura: Leptodactylidae) by Echinanthera undulata (Squamata: Dipsadidae). Herpetology Notes 4: 125-126. - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; HELENA G.BERGALLO, JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR., LENA GEISE, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS, RONALDO FERNANDES, ULISSES CARAMASCHI 2004. FAUNA DE ANFÍBIOS, RÉPTEIS E MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, SUDESTE DO BRASIL Publ. Avul. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro (104): 3-23 - get paper here
  • Schargel, Walter E., Gilson Rivas Fuenmayor and Charles W. Myers 2005. An Enigmatic New Snake from Cloud Forest of the Península de Paria, Venezuela (Colubridae: Genus Taeniophallus?). American Museum Novitates 3484:1-22. - get paper here
  • VALENCIA, J. H. 2007. Presence of Echinanthera undulata (WIED-NEUWIED, 1824) in Ecuador [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 20 - 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. 1909. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Jahrb. Hamb. wiss. Anst. suppl. 2 (Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hamb. 1908) 26: 205-247 - get paper here
  • Wied-Neuwied, M. 1824. Verzeichniss der Amphibien, welche im zweyten Bande der Naturgeschichte Brasiliens vom Prinz Max von Neuwied werden beschrieben werden. Isis von Oken 14: 661—673 [columns] - get paper here
 
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