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Lachesis acrochorda (GARCIA, 1896)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Common NamesS: Verrugosa, Guascama 
SynonymBothrops achrocordus GARCIA 1896: 23
Lachesis acrochorda — CAMPBELL & LAMAR 2004
Lachesis acrochorda — HOHMEISTER 2004 
DistributionPanama, Colombia, Ecuador, elevation 0-1000 m Map legend:
TDWG region - 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.

L. achrocorda was previously considered as a synonym of L. stenophrys.

Reproduction: oviparous 
  • Campbell, Jonathan A. and William W. Lamar 2004. The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, 2 vols. Comstock (Cornell University Press), Ithaca, NY, 962 pp. [review in Science 305: 182]
  • Carrera, C. et al. 2009. Guía de Campo de los Pequeños Vertebrados del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito (DMQ). Publicación Miscelánea N° 5. Serie de Publicaciones del Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (MECN) – Fondo Ambiental del MDMQ. 1-89 pp. Imprenta Nuevo Arte. Quito-Ecuador.
  • Castro, F.; Ayerbe, S.; Calderón, J.J. & Cepeda, B. 2005. Nuevo registro para Colombia de Bothrocophias campbelli y notas sobre B. colombianus y B. myersi (Serpentes:Viperidae). Novedades Colombianas 8(1):57-64 - get paper here
  • Castro-Herrera, F. & Vargas-Salinas, F. 2008. Anfibios y reptiles en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 9 (2): 251 - 277 - get paper here
  • Garcia,E. 1896. Los Ofidios Venenosos del Cauca. Métodos empíricos y racionales empleados contra los accidentes producidos por la mordedura de esos reptiles. Cali: Librería Colombiana, xv + 102 pp.
  • Hohmeister, A. 2004. Der zentralamerikanische Buschmeister (Lachesis stenophrys COPE 1876) im Terrarium. Reptilia (Münster) 9 (50): 56-62 - get paper here
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