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Erythrolamprus atraventer (DIXON & THOMAS, 1985)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDixon's Ground Snake 
SynonymLiophis atraventer DIXON & THOMAS 1985
Liophis atriventer [sic] — DIXON 1987
Liophis atraventer — FERNANDES et al. 2003
Erythrolamprus atraventer — FORLANI et al. 2010
Erythrolamprus atraventer — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Liophis atraventer — WALLACH et al. 2014: 380 
DistributionBrazil (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro [HR 32: 60])

Type locality: Boracéia, São Paulo, Brazil (28° 38’ S, 45° 50’ W), elevation 900 m. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 5066 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after its color, Latin “ater, atra, atrum” = dark or black, and “venter” = belly or stomach. 
References
  • Dixon J R; Thomas R A 1985. A new species of South American water snake (genus Liophis) from southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 41 (3) : 259-262 - 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
  • Fernandes, D.S.; Passos, P.; Franco, F.L. & Germano, V.J. 2003. Liophis atraventer Dixon and Thomas 1985 (Serpentes: Colubridae) new localities, pholidosis variation, and notes on natural history. Herpetological Review 34 (4): 317-320 - get paper here
  • FORLANI, M.C., BERNARDO, P.H., HADDAD, C.B.F. & ZAHER, H. 2010. Herpetofauna of the Carlos Botelho State Park, São Paulo State, Brazil. Biota Neotrop. 10(3): 265-309 - 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
  • ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; HELENA G.BERGALLO, JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR., LENA GEISE, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS, RONALDO FERNANDES, ULISSES CARAMASCHI 2004. FAUNA DE ANFÍBIOS, RÉPTEIS E MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, SUDESTE DO BRASIL Publ. Avul. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro (104): 3-23 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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