Geophis zeledoni TAYLOR, 1954
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Geophis zeledoni?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Geophis zeledoni TAYLOR 1954|
Geophis zeledoni - VILLA et al. 1988
Geophis zeledoni — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 19
Geophis zeledoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 306
|Distribution||Costa Rica (Cordillera Central), ca. 1829-2100 m elevation.|
Type locality: Finca Zeledón, ca. 1829 m elevation, between Volcán Barba and Volcán Poás, Costa Rica. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: KU 31992, University of Kansas Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center, collected 24 July 1952 by E.H. Taylor.|
|Comment||Diagnosis: This species is distinctive within the Geophis sieboldi species group in the following combination of features: (1) usually six supralabials, often ﬁve; (2) two supralabials lie posterior to orbit; (3) no anterior temporal or postlabials; (4) last supralabial usually separated from the parietal by a short posterior temporal; (5) usually three jubals posterior to the posterior temporal and last supralabial and the upper jubal in contact with the parietal; (6) dorsal scales in 15–15–15 rows; (7) caudal scales weakly keeled to smooth; (8) ﬁrst tooth at tip of maxilla or preceded by a short toothless area; posterior half of maxilla depressed, curving ventrad posteriorly; (9) ventrals 139–143.7–149 in males (N = 15), 141–144.8–150 in females (N = 14); subcaudals 37–43.1–46 in males (N = 13), 36–39.3–43 in females (N = 12); ventrals plus subcaudals 178–184.4–191 (N = 12); (10) dorsum and upper surface of tail uniform black; no light head band in juveniles; venter banded or variegated; subcaudals mostly to entirely black.|
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