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Helicops apiaka KAWASHITA-RIBEIRO, ÁVILA & MORAIS, 2013

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHelicops apiaka KAWASHITA-RIBEIRO, ÁVILA & MORAIS 2013 
DistributionBrazil (Mato Grosso)

Type locality: left margin (downstream) of the Teles Pires River (9°27’04.30’’S; 56°30’51.9’’W, datum SAD 69), municipality of Paranaíta, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: UFMT-R 8512, adult male, collected on 27 October 2009 by Carolina L. Cavlac.
Paratypes.—UFMT-R 7975, 7983, 8180, 8496, 8497, 8513 (adult males), UFMT-R 8004, 8227, 8244 (adult females), UFMT-R 8169, 8391, 8392, 8412, 8490 (juvenile males), UFMT-R 8475 (juvenile female), all collected at the type locality; UFMT-R 4473 (adult female), UFMT-R 5714 (adult male), collected at Guaranta ̃ do Norte municipality, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, on 10–13 March 2003 by Tami Mott; UFMT-R 5482 (adult female), UFMT-R 5499 (juvenile female), UFMT-R 7709, 7718 , 7722, 7784 (juvenile males), UFMT-R 7710 (adult male), collected at Alta Floresta municipality, Mato Grosso State, Brazil, from December 2006 to January 2007 by Elisaˆngela S. Brito; MZUSP 17239 (adult female), collected at Peixoto de Azevedo municipality, Mato Grosso State. 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after the Apiaká ethnic group, which inhabits the northern region of the Mato Grosso State, Brazil. 
References
  • Costa, Henrique C.; Diego J. Santana, Fernando Leal, Ricardo Koroiva, and Paulo C.A. Garcia 2016. A New Species of Helicops (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Hydropsini) from Southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica Jun 2016, Vol. 72, No. 2: 157-166
  • Kawashita-Ribeiro, Ricardo Alexandre; Robson Waldemar Ávila, and Drausio Honorio Morais 2013. A New Snake of the Genus Helicops Wagler, 1830 (Dipsadidae, Xenodontinae) from Brazil. Herpetologica 69 (1): 80-90. - get paper here
 
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