Hydrodynastes melanogigas FRANCO, FERNANDES & BENTIM, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Hydrodynastes melanogigas?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Hydrodynastes melanogigas FRANCO, FERNANDES & BENTIM 2007|
Hydrodynastes gigas — BRANDÃO & PERES 2001
Hydrodynastes gigas — PUORTO & BARBARINI 2004
Hydrodynastes melanogigas — WALLACH et al. 2014: 339
Type locality: Municipality of Palmas (10° 12’ 46’’S, 48° 21’37’’ W, 230 m elevation), State of Tocantins, Brazil. Map legend:
- Type locality.
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: 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.|
Diagnosis: the new species is distinguished from H. gigas and the two subspecies of H. bicinctus by having a general melanistic color pattern, with head and dorsum of the body mostly dark-brown to black; absence of postocular stripe; venter grayish-brown, with dark rounded blotches outlining two lateral stripes which become gradually paler towards the posterior region of the belly, disappearing after midbody. It is further distinguished from the two subspecies of H. bicinctus by having two apical pits, and 16–17 prediastemal teeth.
As link to this species use URL address:
without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.