Lachesis stenophrys COPE, 1876
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lachesis stenophrys?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes)|
|Common Names||Central American bushmaster|
|Synonym||Lachesis stenophrys COPE 1876: 152|
Bothrops achrocordus GARCIA 1896: 22
Lachesis muta stenophrys - TAYLOR 1951: 184
Lachesis muta stenophrys — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 137
Lachesis muta stenophrys — WELCH 1994: 69
Lachesis stenophrys — ZAMUDIO & GREENE 1997
Lachesis stenophrys — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 313
Lachesis stenophrys — SAVAGE 2002
|Distribution||Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama|
Type locality: Sipúrio, Costa Rica. Map legend:
- 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: USNM 32479, according to Cochran 1961:187|
Holotype: UIMNH 6262 (of Bothrops stenophrys SMITH 1959, fide SMITH 1964)
Bothrops achrocordus GARCIA 1896: 22 has been removed from the synonymy of Lachesis stenophrys and is now considered to be a valid species by several authors.
Diagnosis.—Distinguished from L. melanocephala by having head that is predominantely unpigmented dorsally. Furthermore, L. stenophrys has fewer ventral scales (197–211 in females; 215–234 in males) than L. muta.