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Hydrodynastes melanogigas FRANCO, FERNANDES & BENTIM, 2007

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymHydrodynastes melanogigas FRANCO, FERNANDES & BENTIM 2007
Hydrodynastes gigas — BRANDÃO & PERES 2001
Hydrodynastes gigas — PUORTO & BARBARINI 2004
Hydrodynastes melanogigas — WALLACH et al. 2014: 339 
DistributionBrazil (Tocantins)

Type locality: Municipality of Palmas (10° 12’ 46’’S, 48° 21’37’’ W, 230 m elevation), State of Tocantins, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: IBSP 65796 adult male, collected between 21–30 January 2002 by Marisa M.T. da Rocha, Myriam E.V. Calleffo, and Silvia R. Travaglia-Cardoso. 
  • Brandão, R. A. & Peres Jr., A. K. 2001. Levantamento da Herpetofauna na área de influência do aproveitamento hidroelétrico Luís Eduardo Magalhães, Palmas, TO. Humanitas, 3: 35–50.
  • FRANCO, FRANCISCO L.; DANIEL S. FERNANDES & BRUNO M. BENTIM 2007. A new species of Hydrodynastes Fitzinger, 1843 from central Brazil (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontinae). Zootaxa 1613: 57–65 - get paper here
  • Marques, Otavio A. V.; Karina R. S. Banci, and Christine Strüssmann 2013. Death-feigning behaviour in water snakes of the genus Hydrodynastes (Dipsadidae) from South America. Herpetology Notes 6: 95-96 - get paper here
  • Puorto, G. & Barbarini, C. C. 2004. Coleção Herpetológica do Museu de Zoologia do Centro Universitário Luterano de Palmas – MZCEULP. Humanitas, 4/6: 31–38
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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