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Leptodeira rhombifera GÜNTHER, 1872

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymLeptodeira rhombifera GÜNTHER 1872: 32
Sibon septentrionale subsp. rubricatum COPE 1893: 347
Leptodeira ocellata GÜNTHER 1895: 172
Leptodeira rhombifera — BEEBE 1946: 32
Leptodeira rhombifera — MERTENS 1952: 67
Leptodeira annulata rhombifera — DUELLMAN 1958: 39
Leptodeira annulata rhombifera — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 153
Leptodeira rhombifera — VINDAS & ABERCA 2014
Leptodeira rhombifera — MCCRANIE 2011
Leptodeira rhombifera — SUNYER 2014
Leptodeira rhombifera — SOLIS et al. 2014
Leptodeira rhombifera — MCCRANIE 2015 
DistributionGuatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.

Type locality: Rio Chisoy, near Cubulco, Guatemala  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.9.92; Osbert Salvin, collector
Holotype: AMNH R17367 [Sibon septentrionale rubricatum] 
CommentSynonymy: Listed as synonym of Leptodeira annulata by WALLACH et al. 2014: 368. 
EtymologyNamed after the diminutive form (“annul-”) of Latin “anus” = ring.

Etymology (ashmeadi): Named after the collector of the types, Samuel Ashmead. 
  • Beebe, William 1946. Field notes on the snakes of Kartabo, British Guiana, and Caripito, Venezuela. Zoologica 31: 11-52
  • Cope, E.D. 1893. Second addition to the knowledge of the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 31: 333-347 - get paper here
  • Duellman,W.E. 1958. A monographic study of the colubrid snake genus Leptodeira. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 114 (1): 1-152
  • Günther,A. 1872. Seventh account of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 9: 13-37 - get paper here
  • Knight, James L. 2016. Leptodeira rhombifera (Common Cat-eyed Snake) Neonate diet / Scavenging. Herpetological Review 47 (2): 313-314
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1952. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) (No. 487): 120 pp.
  • Solìs, Josè Mario and Mario Francisco Guerrero. 2016. Leptodeira rhombifera Diet. Herpetological Review 47 (2): 313
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • Vindas, Jeison Céspedes and Juan G. Abarca. 2014. Leptodeira rhombifera. Diet. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 288 - get paper here
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