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Helicops yacu ROSSMAN & DIXON, 1975

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPeru Keelback 
SynonymHelicops yacu ROSSMAN & DIXON 1975
Helicops yacu — KAWASHITA-RIBEIRO et al. 2013
Helicops yacu — WALLACH et al. 2014: 323 
DistributionPeru (Loreto)

Type locality: "from Moropon, Departamento de Loreto, Peru." Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: TCWC 39093, a 352 mm (SVL) female (P. Soini, May 1972). 
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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, D. A.; Abe, A. S. 1979. Comments on the taxonomic status of Helicops yacu (Serpentes: Colubridae). Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences 42: 7-9
  • Rossman, D. A.; Dixon, J. R. 1975. A new colubrid snake of the genus Helicops from Peru. Herpetologica 31 (4):412-414 - 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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