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Erythrolamprus albertguentheri (GRAZZIOTIN, ZAHER, MURPHY, SCROCCHI, BENAVIDES, ZHANG & BONATTO, 2012)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Günther’s Green Liophis 
SynonymLiophis guentheri PERACCA 1897: 11
Leimadophis guentheri — SERIÉ 1921
Liophis guentheri — CEI 1993
Liophis guentheri — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 21
Liophis guentheri — SCROCCHI et al. 2006: 97
Erythrolamprus albertguentheri — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012 (nomen subst.)
Liophis guentheri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 382d
Erythrolamprus guentheri — CANO et al. 2015 
DistributionBolivia, Paraguay, Argentina (“forma exclusivamente chaqueña”: Chaco, Formosa, Salta and Santiago del Estero).

Type locality: Caiza, Bolivia  
TypesSyntype: MRSN (= MSNTO = MZUT) R1510.1-4 
CommentHas been listed as a synonym of Leimadophis typhlus by PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 150. 
EtymologyNamed after Albert Günther (1830-1914), German-born zoologist at the British Museum. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist. SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Cano, Paula Daniela; Héctor Alejandro Ball, Matías Federico Carpinetto, Germán Darío Peña 2015. Reptile checklist of Río Pilcomayo National Park, Formosa, Argentina. Check List 11 (3): 1658 - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. 1989. A key and checklist to the neotropical snake genus Liophis with country lists and maps. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (79): 1-40 - get paper here
  • Dixon,J.R. 1987. Taxonomy and geographic variation of Liophis typhlus and related "green" species of South America (Serpentes: Colubridae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 52 (6): 113-138
  • Grazziotin, Felipe G.; Hussam Zaher, Robert W. Murphy, Gustavo Scrocchi, Marco A. Benavides, Ya-Ping Zhang and Sandro L. Bonatto 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00393.x - get paper here
  • Kacoliris F.P.; Berkunsky I. & Williams J. 2006. Herpetofauna of Impenetrable, Argentinean Great Chaco. Phyllomedusa 5 (2): 149-158 - get paper here
  • Leynaud, Gerardo C. and Enrique H. Bucher 1999. La fauna de serpientes del Chaco Sudamericano: diversidad, distribución geografica y estado de conservación. Academia Nacional de Ciencias Miscelanea (98):1-46
  • Peracca, M. G. 1897. Rettili e Anfibi. Viaggio del Dott. Alfredo Borelli nel Chaco boliviano e nella Repubblica Argentina. Bollettino dei Musei di Zoologia ed Anatomia Comparata della R. Università di Torino, 12 (274): 1-19. - get paper here
  • Scrocchi, G. 1989. Liophis guentheri Peracca. Bol. Asoc. Herp. Argentina 5 (1-2): 7 - get paper here
  • Scrocchi, G.J.; Moreta, J.C. & Kretzschmar, S. 2006. Serpientes del Noroeste Argento [Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán, Catamarca, La Rioja, Santiago del Estero]. Fundación Miguel Lillo, Tucumán, 178 pp.
  • 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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