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Erythrolamprus ceii (DIXON, 1991)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLiophis ceii DIXON 1991
Liophis ceii — GIRAUDO & SCROCCHI 2002
Liophis ceii — SCROCCHI et al. 2006: 95
Erythrolamprus ceii — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Liophis ceii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 380 
DistributionBolivia, Argentina (Tucumán, Catamarca, Salta, Jujuy)

Type locality: Near Tucumán, provincia de Tucumán, Argentina  
TypesHolotype: TCWC 53409, a 524 mm male (J.R. Dixon, 18 May 1977). 
EtymologyNamed after José Miguel Cei (1918-2007), Argentinian herpetologist, a friend and colleague of the author. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dixon J R 1991. Geographic variation and taxonomy of Liophis almadensis (Wagler) (Serpentes: Colubridae), and description of a new species of Liophis from Argentina and Bolivia. Texas Journal of Science 43 (3): 225-236 - get paper here
  • Giraudo, A. R., and G. J. Scrocchi 2002. Argentinian Snakes: An Annotated Checklist. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (132): 1-53 - 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
  • 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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