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Erythrolamprus ingeri (ROZE, 1958)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymLiophis ingeri ROZE 1958: 303 (fide DIXON 1989)
Liophis ingeri — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999 (as valid species)
Liophis ingeri — KORNACKER 1999: 105
Erythrolamprus ingeri — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Liophis ingeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 382 
DistributionVenezuela (Bolivar)

Type locality: Chimantá Tepui, Estado Bolivar, Venezuela, elevation 1900 m.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 74038, a 630 mm male (J.A. Steyermark and J. Wurdack, 12 Feb. 1955). 
DiagnosisSee diagnosis of Liophis torrenicola. 
CommentLiophis (cobella) trebbaui, previously in the synonymy of L. ingeri, has been revalidated to full species status by DONNELLY & MYERS 1991. 
EtymologyNamed after Robert F. Inger (1920-2019), American herpetologist. For an obituary see Voris & Resetar 2020. 
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  • Dixon,J.R. 1983. The Liophis cobella group of the neotropical snake genus Liophis. Journal of Herpetology 17 (2): 149-165 - get paper here
  • Fernandes, D. S. ; Germano, V. J. ; Fernandes, R. ; Franco, F. L. 2002. Taxonomic status of the lowland species of the Liophis cobella group with comments on the species of the Venenzuelan Tepuis (Serpentes, Colubridae). Boletim do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 481: 1-14
  • Gorzula, Stefan & Senaris, J. Celsa 1999. In: Contribution to the herpetofauna of the Venezuelan Guayana. I: a data base. Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. 8 [1998], 269+ pp.; ISBN 980-6020-48-0
  • 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
  • Hoogmoed, M.S. 1982. Snakes of the Guianan Region. Mem. Inst. Butantan 46: 219-254. - get paper here
  • Kornacker,P.M. 1999. Checklist and key to the snakes of Venezuela. PaKo-Verlag, Rheinbach, Germany, 270 pp.
  • Lancini,A.R. & Kornacker,P.M. 1989. Die Schlangen von Venezuela. Armitano Editores C.A., Caracas, 1-381
  • Menezes, Frederico de Alcântara; Bruno Ferreto Fiorillo, Rodrigo Castellari Gonzalez 2015. Hooding behavior in Erythrolamprus miliaris Linnaeus, 1758 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Herpetology Notes 8: 291-293 - get paper here
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela. Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Roze,J.A. 1958. Los reptiles del Chimantá Tepui (Estado Bolívar, Venezuela) colectados por la expedición botánica del Chicago Natural History Museum. Acta Biol. Venezuelica 2 (25): 299-314
  • Voris, H. K., & Resetar, A. 2020. Robert Frederick Inger (1920–2019). Copeia 108 (2): 426-429 - get paper here
  • 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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