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Elapomorphus quinquelineatus (RADDI, 1820)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesRaddi's Lizard-eating Snake 
SynonymColuber 5-lineatus RADDI 1820: 339
Elapomorphus accedens JAN 1862: 46
Calamaria Blumii SCHLEGEL 1837: 45
Elapocephalus taeniatus — GÜNTHER 1858: 276
Elapomorphus Blumii — JAN 1865
Elapomorphus Blumii — STRAUCH 1884: 551
Elapomorphus accedens — STRAUCH 1884: 560
Elapomorphus quinquelineatus - HOGE 1959: 46
Elapomorphus quinquelineatus — DE LEMA 2002
Elapomorphus quinquelineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 261 
DistributionE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Rio de Janeiro)

Type locality: “Rio-Janeiro” Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.1.3.8 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentVenomous!

Type species: Coluber 5-lineatus RADDI 1820: 339 is the type species of the genus Elapomorphus WIEGMANN in FITZINGER 1843. 
References
  • Caramaschii, Ulisses and Helianne de Niemeyer. 2012. Unsuccessful predation of Elapomorphus quinquelineatus (Serpentes: Colubridae) on Amphisbaena microcephala (Amphisbaenia: Amphisbaenidae). Herpetology Notes 6: 429-430 - get paper here
  • Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, fasciculus primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel, Wien: 106 pp. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. London, I - XVI, 1 - 281
  • Hoge, Alphonse Richard 1959. Sur la position systematique de Coluber quinquelineatus Raddi 1820. Mem. Inst. Butantan 28 [1957-1958]: 267-274 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1862. Enumerazione sistematico delle specie d'ofidi del gruppo Calamaridae. Arch. Zool., Anat. Fisiol., 2: 1-76. - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 14. Livraison. [Elapomorphus d’Orbignyi, Coronella getulus var. Sayi]. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Klaczko, J; Sherratt E, Setz EZF 2016. Are Diet Preferences Associated to Skulls Shape Diversification in Xenodontine Snakes? PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148375. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148375 - get paper here
  • Lema, Th. de 1992. Presenca de Elapomorphus quinquelineatus (Raddi) no extremo-sul do Brasil e a occorrencia de rara anomalia. (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae, Elapomorphini). COMUNICACOES DO MUSEU DE CIENCIAS DA PUCRGS SERIE ZOOLOGIA 5 (1): 1-7
  • Lema, Th. de 2002. Preliminary Account of South American Elapomorphinae Snakes (Colubridae). Biociencias [preprint]
  • Lema, Thales de; Hofstadler-Deiques, Clarice 1995. Estudo revisivo de Elapomorphus lepidus Reinhardt com a invalidacao de E. wuchereri Gunther, E. accedens Jan e E. coronatus Sauvage mediante analise tipologica e a ostelologia [osteologia] craniana (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae, Elapomorphini) Biociências 3 (1): 91-143
  • Malkmus,R. 1985. Herpetologische Streifzüge durch die Serra da Estrela. Herpetofauna 7 (39): 25-30 - 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, R. de; Weber, L.N. & Silva-Soares, T. 2010. Reptiles, Squamata, Parque Natural Municipal da Taquara, municipality of Duque de Caxias, state of Rio de Janeiro, Southeastern Brazil. Check List 6 (2): 280-286 - get paper here
  • Pontes, J.A.L.; Figueiredo, J.P., Pontes, RC. and Rocha, C.F.D. 2008. Snakes from the Atlantic Rainforest area of Serra do Mendanha, in Rio de Janeiro state, southeastern Brazil: a first approximation to the taxocenosis composition. Braz. J. Biol. 68(3): 601-609 - get paper here
  • Raddi, G. 1820. Di alcune specie nuovi di rettili e piante brasiliana. Memorie di Matematica e di Fisica della Società Italiana delle Scienze residente in Modena 18: 313-343 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Strauch,A. 1884. Bemerkungen über die Schlangengattung Elapomorphus aus der Familie der Calamariden. 2nd. Ed. Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Petersbourg 29: 541-590 - 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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