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Erythrolamprus mossoroensis (HOGE & LIMA-VERDE, 1973)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLiophis mossoroensis HOGE & LIMA-VERDE 1973: 215
Liophis miliaris mossoroensis — DIXON 1983: 801
Liophis mossoroensis — SHINE 1994
Liophis mossoroensis — RODRIGUES 2003
Liophis miliaris mossoroensis — GIRAUDO et al. 2006
Liophis mossoroensis — HAMDAN & LIRA DA SILVA 2012 
DistributionNE Brazil (Rio Grande do Norte, Bahia, S Ceará)

Type locality: Mossoro, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: IBSP (given as IBH) 32.078, male 
Diagnosis 
CommentVenomous!

Synonymy: more recent authors list this species as synonym of L. miliaris, e.g. WALLACH et al. 2014: 383. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • Dixon,J.R. 1983. Taxonomic status of the South American snakes Liophis miliaris, L. amazonicus, L. chrysostomus, L. mossoriensis and L. purpurans. Copeia 1983 (3): 791-802 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antônio; Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Tiago de Oliveira Lima, José Soares da Silva Neto, Daniel Araujo & Jonathan Márcio Soares da Silva 2016. Snakes of Juazeiro, Bahia, Middle of São Francisco River, Brazil. Bol. Mus. Biol. Mello Leitão (N. Sér.) 38(4): 331-345.
  • GIRAUDO, ALEJANDRO R.; VANESA ARZAMENDIA AND PIER CACCIALI 2006. GEOGRAPHIC VARIATION AND TAXONOMIC STATUS OF THE SOUTHERNMOST POPULATIONS OF LIOPHIS MILIARIS (LINNAEUS, 1758) (SERPENTES: COLUBRIDAE). The Herpetological Journal 16: 213-220
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • Hamdan, B.; D.P. Coelho; A.B. D’Angiolella; E.J.R. Dias; R.M. Lira-da-Silva. 2013. The Reptile Collection of the Museu de Zoologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil. Check List 9 (2):257-262 - get paper here
  • Hoge,A.R. & Lima Verde,J.S. 1973. Liophis mossoroensis nov. sp. do Brasil (Serpentes: Colubridae). Mem. Inst. Butantan 36: 215-220 [1972] - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, S. C., I. J. Roberto, D. L. Sales, R. W. Ávila & W. O. Almeida 2012. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil. Salamandra 48 (3): 133-146 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Shine, Richard 1994. Sexual size dimorphism in snakes revisited. Copeia 1994 (2): 326-346 - get paper here
 
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