Leptodeira rubricata (COPE, 1893)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Leptodeira rubricata?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Sibon septentrionales rubricatum COPE 1893: 347|
Leptodeira rubricata — TAYLOR 1951: 122
Leptodeira rubricata - VILLA et al. 1988
Leptodeira rubricata — SAVAGE 2002
Leptodeira rubricata — WALLACH et al. 2014
|Distribution||Costa Rica, Panama|
Type locality: Boca Mala, Costa Rica. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: AMNH 17367|
|Comment||Synonymy: DUELLMAN 1958 listed this species as synonym of Leptodeira annulata rhombifera and mentions that this is “an unusual variant” of the latter taxon with normal scutellation but “The ground color is cream-brown; the blotches are black and number 50. The dorsal head coloration consists of a faint, X-shaped mark on the frontal and a U-shaped mark on the parietals. The latter is connected to the first body blotch by the nape stripe.”|
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