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Emmochliophis fugleri FRITTS & SMITH, 1969

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Diaphorolepidini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Pinchinda Snake 
SynonymEmmochliophis fugleri FRITTS & SMITH 1969
Emmochliophis fugleri — SHEIL 1998
Emmochliophis fugleri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 268 
DistributionW Ecuador

Type locality: Ecuador, Pichincha, 4 km E Rio Baba bridge, 24 km S Sto. Domingo de los Colorados, 600 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 78795 
CommentKnown from only one (male) type specimen.

Type species: Emmochliophis fugleri FRITTS & SMITH 1969 is the type species of the genus Emmochliophis FRITTS & SMITH 1969.

Abundance: Rare. This is one of the species called 'lost' and 'rediscovered' by Lindken et al. 2024. 
EtymologyName dafter Dr. Charles Fugler, who collected the holotype.

The genus name is from the Greek emmochlion for “a socket for a bar” and ophis for “snake,” referring to the unique interlocking vertebrae (Fritts and Smith 1969). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Fritts, Thomas H. Smith, Hobart M. 1969. A new genus and species of snake from western Ecuador. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 72 (1): 60-66 - get paper here
  • Lindken T.; Anderson, C. V., Ariano-Sánchez, D., Barki, G., Biggs, C., Bowles, P., Chaitanya, R., Cronin, D. T., Jähnig, S. C., Jeschke, J. M., Kennerley, R. J., Lacher, T. E. Jr., Luedtke, J. A., Liu, C., Long, B., Mallon, D., Martin, G. M., Meiri, 2024. What factors influence the rediscovery of lost tetrapod species? Global Change Biology, 30: 1-18 - get paper here
  • Maynard RJ, Culebras J, Kohn S, Guayasamin JM, Trageser SJ 2021. Finding a shadow in the dark: rediscovery of Fugler’s Shadow Snake (Emmochliophis fugleri Fritts & Smith, 1969) after 54 years, with comments on its conservation status, distribution, and the tribe Diaphorolepidini. Check List 17(1): 239-245 - get paper here
  • Pyron RA, Guayasamin JM, Peñafiel N, Bustamante L, Arteaga A 2015. Systematics of Nothopsini (Serpentes, Dipsadidae), with a new species of Synophis from the Pacific Andean slopes of southwestern Ecuador. ZooKeys 541: 109-147, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.541.6058 - get paper here
  • Sheil,C.A. 1998. Emmochliophis miops: redescription of Synophis miops (BOULENGER 1898). Journal of Herpetology 32 (4): 604-607 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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