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Galvarinus tarmensis WALKER, 1945

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Slender Snake 
SynonymTachymenis tarmensis WALKER 1945: 21
Tachymenis tarmensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 696
Galvarinus tarmensis — TREVINE et al. 2022 (tentatively) 
DistributionPeru (Junin)

Type locality: Tarma, Dep. de Junin, Peru  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 5698; adult female; Collectted by: M. P. Anderson. Date of Collection: May 19, 1914. Other specimens: AMNH 117734 and MUSM 31152 (fide Trevine et al. 2022) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: “It is a Tachymenis closely related to peruviana, but differing in having a few more solid maxillary teeth (12 as opposed to a maximum of 10 in peruviana), a few more caudals (55 as opposed to a maximum of 50 in females of peruviana) which causes the ratio of tail length to total length to be higher, absence of scale pits, and a very light dorsal ground color with practically no trace of a pattern.” (Walker 1945: 21) 

Only known from the holotype and 2 other specimens. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Walker, W.F. 1945. A Study of the Snake, Tachymenis peruviana Wiegmann AND ITS Allies. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 96: 1-56 - 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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