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Elapomorphus wuchereri GÜNTHER, 1861

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWucherer's Lizard-eating Snake 
SynonymElapomorphus wuchereri GÜNTHER 1861: 415
Elapomorphus wuchereri — BOULENGER 1896: 240
Elapomorphus wuchereri — DE LEMA & DEIQUES 1995
Elapomorphus wuchereri — DE LEMA 2002
Elapomorphus wuchereri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 261 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia, Espirito Santo)

Type locality: Bahia, Brazil [fide BOULENGER 1896: 240] Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.1.2.96 
CommentVenomous!

Synonymy: Elapomorphus accedens JAN 1861 has been removed from synonymy with E. wuchereri and synonymized with Elapomorphus quinquelineatus by de LEMA 1995. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de 2014. Squamate reptiles of the Atlantic Forest of northern Bahia, Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1020-1030 - get paper here
  • Günther, ALBERT 1862. Account of the reptiles sent by Dr. Wucherer from Bahia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 7: 412-417 [1861] - get paper here
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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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