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Emmochliophis miops (BOULENGER, 1898)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae),Diaphorolepidini,
Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymSynophis miops BOULENGER 1898: 115
Emmochliophis miops — HILLIS 1990
Emmochliophis miops — WALLACH et al. 2014: 268 
DistributionW Ecuador

Type locality: “Paramba” [= Parambas, Imbabura, Ecuador, fide Lynch and Duellman 1997, Special Publication. Natural History Museum, University of Kansas 23: 1–236]  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.12.30 
CommentKnown from only one (female) specimen.

Diet: gymnophthalmid lizards (Pyron et al. 2016). 
EtymologyLikely from the Greek miops for “myopia,” in reference the species’ small eyes, given as diagnostic by Boulenger. 
  • Boulenger, George A. 1898. An account of the reptiles and batrachians collected by Mr. W. F. H. Rosenberg in western Ecuador. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1898: 107-126 - get paper here
  • Hillis, D. M. 1990. A new species of xenodontine colubrid snake of the genus Synophis from Ecuador and the phylogeny of the genera Synophis and Emmochliophis. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History (University of Kansas), (135):1-9 - 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
  • PYRON, R. ALEXANDER; ALEJANDRO ARTEAGA, LOURDES Y. ECHEVARRÍA, OMAR TORRES-CARVAJAL 2016. A revision and key for the tribe Diaphorolepidini (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) and checklist for the genus Synophis. Zootaxa 4171 (2): 293–320 - 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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