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Helicops petersi ROSSMAN, 1976

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSpiral Keelback 
SynonymHelicops petersi ROSSMAN 1976
Helicops petersi — DUELLMAN 1978: 243
Helicops petersi — KAWASHITA-RIBEIRO et al. 2013
Helicops petersi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 323 
DistributionEcuador (eastern Andean foothills)

Type locality: Ecuador, Napo, E. bank of Rio Misahualli, 1 mi NE Tena. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 196360 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after James A. Peters (1922-1972), American herpetologist, specializing on South American reptiles. 
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
  • Rossman, Douglas A. 1976. Revision of the South American colubrid snakes of the Helicops pastazae complex. Occasional papers of the Museum of Zoology, Louisiana State University (50): 1-15 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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