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Imantodes phantasma MYERS, 1982

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Phantasma Tree Snake 
SynonymImantodes phantasma MYERS 1982
Imantodes phantasma — KÖHLER 2008: 236
Imantodes phantasma — WALLACH et al. 2014: 349 
DistributionPanama (Darién region, 1000-1100 m elevation), Colombia (Chocó)

Type locality: SE slope of Cerro Cituro, 1020 m elevation, a peak on north end of the Serrania de Pirre, Darién, Panama.  
TypesHolotype: KU 110217, a 1053 mm male (C.W. Myers and T. Quintero, 24 Jan. 1966). 
CommentHabitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Medina-Rangel GF, Cárdenas-Arévalo G, Rentería-M LE 2018. Rediscovery and first record of the Phantasma Tree Snake, Imantodes phantasma Myers, 1982 (Serpentes, Colubridae), in Colombia. Check List 14(1): 237-242 - get paper here
  • Missassi, Alexandre F. R. & ANA L. C. PRUDENTE 2015. A new species of Imantodes Duméril, 1853 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Zootaxa 3980 (4): 562–574 - get paper here
  • Myers, C W 1982. Blunt-headed vine snakes (Imantodes) in Panama, including a new species and other revisionary notes. American Museum Novitates (2738): 1-50 - get paper here
  • 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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