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Lioheterophis iheringi AMARAL, 1935

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesIhering's Snake 
SynonymLioheterophis iheringi AMARAL 1935: 187
Lioheterophis iheringi — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 174
Lioheterophis iheringi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 385 
DistributionBrazil (Parahyba)

Type locality: CAmpina Grande, Estado da Parahyba, Brazil. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: IB (= IBSP) 8362 
CommentAbundance: very rare: only known from the type specimen (PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 174).

Type species: Lioheterophis iheringi AMARAL 1935 is the type species of the genus Lioheterophis AMARAL 1935. 
EtymologyNamed after ornithologist Rudolpho Teodoro Gaspar Wilhelm von Ihering (1883-1939), son of Dr. Hermann Friedrich Ibrecht von Ihering (1850-1930), German-Brazilian zoologist, malacologist, and geologist, and founder and long-time director of the Museu de Zoologia, São Paulo (1894-1916). 
References
  • Amaral, A. 1935. Collecta herpetologica no nordeste do Brasil. Mem. Inst. Butantan 8 [1934]: 185-194 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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