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Lygophis vanzolinii (DIXON, 1985)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Vanzolini's Ground Snake 
SynonymLiophis vanzolinii DIXON 1985
Liophis vanzolinii — DIXON 1989
Liophis vanzolinii — GIRAUDO & SCROCCHI 2002
Liophis vanzolinii — BERNILS et al. 2007
Lygophis vanzolinii — ZAHER et al. 2009
Liophis vanzolinii — ACOSTA et al. 2010
Lygophis vanzolinii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 414 
DistributionArgentina (Cordoba), mainly above 600 m. elevation

Type locality: Achiras, Córdoba, Argentina  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 65263, a 748 mm male (P. Horen, 1943). 
EtymologyThe specific name is a homage to Dr. Paulo Emílio Vanzolini (1924-2013), one of the most distinguished Brazilian zoologists. About Vanzolini see Heyer (2004, 2013), Bastos & Sa 2011, and Dirksen 2013. 
  • Acosta, Juan Carlos, Alejandro Laspiur and Graciela Blanco. 2010. Liophis vanzolinii: Clutch Size. Herpetological Review 41 (3): 367 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dirksen, Lutz 2013. Paulo Emilio Vanzolini. Ein Herpetologe aus Leidenschaft. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (5): 52-54 - get paper here
  • Dixon J R 1985. A review of Liophis anomalus and Liophis elegantissimus, and the description of a new species (Serpentes: Colubridae). Copeia 1985 (3): 565-573 - get paper here
  • Giraudo, A. R., and G. J. Scrocchi 2002. Argentinian Snakes: An Annotated Checklist. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (132): 1-53 - get paper here
  • Heyer, W. Ronald. 2013. Obituaries: Paulo Emilio Vanzolini 25 April 1924-30 April 2013. Herpetological Review 44 (3): 362-365 - get paper here
  • Heyer, W.R. 2004. Paulo Emílio Vanzolini Copeia 2004 (1): 184-189. - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Zaher, Hussam; Grazziotin, Felipe Gobbi; Cadle, John E.; Murphy, Robert W.; Moura-Leite, Julio Cesar de; Bonatto, Sandro L 2009. Molecular phylogeny of advanced snakes (Serpentes, Caenophidia) with an emphasis on South American Xenodontines: a revised classification and descriptions of new taxa. Pap. Avulsos Zool. (São Paulo) 49 (11): 115-153 - get paper here
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