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Erythrolamprus andinus (DIXON, 1983)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLiophis andinus DIXON 1983
Erythrolamprus andinus — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Liophis andinus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 380 
DistributionBolivia (Cochabamba), Peru

Type locality: Bolivia, Cochabamba, Incachaca, elevation 2500 m.  
TypesHolotype: CM (Carnegie Museum) R2808. adull male. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Liophis andinus is distinguished from all species of Liophis except L. reginae by having 15-15-15 dorsal scale rows, generally without reduction (one reduced to 14 posteriorly), rather than 19-17-17, 19-17-15, 17-17-17, or 17-17-15 dorsal scale rows: and from all species of Liophis by having three (very rarely two) supralabials entering the orbit rather than two [from DIXON 1983]. 
CommentKnown only from type locality fide VANZOLINI in PETERS et al. 1986. 
  • Dixon J R 1983. Systematics of Liophis reginae and L. williamsi (Serpentes, Colubridae), with a description of a new species. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 52 (6): 113-138 - 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
  • 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
  • Peters, J.A., Orejas-Miranda,B. & Vanzolini,P.E. 1986. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata (Revised Edition) Part I: Snakes. Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington D.C., London)
  • 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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