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Helicops danieli AMARAL, 1938

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Daniel's Keelback 
SynonymHelicops danieli AMARAL 1938: 232
Helicops danieli — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 124
Helicops danieli — ROSSMAN 2002
Helicops danieli — KAWASHITA-RIBEIRO et al. 2013
Helicops danieli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 321 

Type locality: Colombia, Santander, Carare.  
Reproductionovovivparous (Braz et al. 2016) 
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 9872, juvenile female (Instituto Butantan) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Helicops danieli is readily distinguished from its congeners by its spotted dorsum in combination with a ventral pattern consisting of 2 rows of semilunar marks on a light background (Schöneberg & Köhler 2021).

Original description in Portuguese: Amaral 1938: 232 
CommentHelicops danieli has been confused with Helicops carinicaudus. 
Etymologynamed after the holotype’s donor Hermano Daniel, a pioneer in Colombian herpetology. 
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  • Amaral, A. D. 1938. Estudo sobre ophidios neotropicos 34. Novas notas sobre a fauna da Colombia e descripcao de uma especie nova de Colubrideo aglypho. Mem. Inst. Butantan 11 [1937]: 232-240 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Braz, Henrique B.; Rodrigo R. Scartozzoni, Selma M. Almeida-Santos 2016. Reproductive modes of the South American water snakes: A study system for the evolution of viviparity in squamate reptiles. Zoologischer Anzeiger 263: 33-44; doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2016.04.003 - get paper here
  • CITELI, NATHALIE KALADINSKY; JULIA KLACZKO, ANDERSON KENNEDY SOARES DE-LIMA, MARIANA DE-CARVALHO, PEDRO M.S. NUNES, PAULO PASSOS & REUBER A. BRANDÃO. 2021. Taxonomy, allometry, sexual dimorphism, and conservation of the trans-Andean water-snake Helicops danieli Amaral 1937 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Hydropsini). Canadian Journal of Zoology (ja). - get paper here
  • 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 72 (2): 157-166 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Medina-Rangel, Guido Fabián 2013. CAMBIO EstACIOnAl En El UsO DE lOs RECURsOs DE lA COMUnIDAD DE REptIlEs En El COMplEJO CEnAgOsO DE ZApAtOsA, DEpARtAMEntO DEl CEsAR (Colombia). Caldasia 35 (1): 103-122 - get paper here
  • MORAES-DA-SILVA, ANTONIO; RENATA CECÍLIA AMARO, PEDRO M. SALES NUNES, CHRISTINE STRÜSSMANN, MAURO JUNIOR TEIXEIRA, ALBEDI JR. ANDRADE, VINÍCIUS SUDRÉ, RENATO RECODER, MIGUEL TREFAUT RODRIGUES, FELIPE FRANCO CURCIO 2019. Chance, luck and a fortunate finding: a new species of watersnake of the genus Helicops Wagler, 1828 (Serpentes: Xenodontinae), from the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands. Zootaxa 4651 (3): 445–470 - get paper here
  • MOURA, MARIO R.; HENRIQUE C. COSTA, ARTHUR D. ABEGG, ESMERALDA ALAMINOS, TEDDY ANGARITA‐SIERRA, WEVERTON S. AZEVEDO, HUGO CABRAL, PRISCILA CARVALHO, SONIA CECHIN, NATHALIE CITELI, ÂNGELO C.M. DOURADO, ANDRÉ F.V. DUARTE, FREDERICO G.R. FRANÇA, ELIZA M 2022. Unwrapping broken tails: Biological and environmental correlates of predation pressure in limbless reptiles. Journal of Animal Ecology 2022: 1–14. - get paper here
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  • Rossman, D.A. 2002. Morphological variation in the endemic colombian water snake, Helicops danieli Amaral, 1937 (Serpentes: Xenodontidae). Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales No. 101: 589-594 - get paper here
  • Schöneberg Y, Köhler G 2022. Distribution and identification of the species in the genus Helicops Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae). Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e69234 - get paper here
  • Schöneberg, Y., & Köhler, G. 2021. Distribution and identification of the species in the genus Helicops Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae). ARPHA Preprints, 1, e67869 - get paper here
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