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Epictia venegasi KOCH, SANTA CRUZ & CÁRDENAS, 2016

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Higher TaxaLeptotyphlopidae, Epictinae, Epictini, Typhlopoidea, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEpictia venegasi KOCH, SANTA CRUZ & CÁRDENAS 2016 
DistributionPeru (Cajamarca)

Type locality: Cachachi-Moyan, Province Cajabamba, Region Cajamarca, Peru (07°37'2.348’’ S, 078°10'47.565’’ W, 2551 m elevation) Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MUSA 4252, collected by R. Santa Cruz and H. Cardenas on 21 March 2015.
Paratypes (8): MUSA 4248, from Cachachi-Moyan, Province Cajabamba, Region Cajamarca, Peru (07°37’6.354’’ S, 078°10’48.452’’ W, 2567 m a.s.l.) collected by R. Santa Cruz and H. Cardenas on 21 March 2015; MUSA 4237, MUSA 4238, MUSA 4239, MUSA 4240, MUSA 4241, MUSA 4242, MUSA 4253, from Cachachi-Moyan, Province Cajabamba, Region Cajamarca, Peru (07°37' S, 078°11’ W, 2672–2736 m a.s.l.) collected by R. Santa Cruz and H. Cardenas on 22 March 2015. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species name venegasi is a noun (genitive case) and a patronym for Pablo Venegas, Peruvian herpetologist, in recognition of his important contributions to the systematics of amphibians and reptiles from his home country. 
References
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; ROY SANTA CRUZ, & HEIDY CÁRDENAS 2016. Two new endemic species of Epictia Gray, 1845 (Serpentes: Leptotyphlopidae) from Northern Peru. Zootaxa 4150 (2): 101–122
  • Kwet, Axel 2017. Neue Arten: Liste der im Jahr 2016 neu beschriebenen Reptilien Terraria-Elaphe 2017 (3): 54-70 - get paper here
 
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