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Mastigodryas moratoi MONTINGELLI & ZAHER, 2011

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymMastigodryas moratoi MONTINGELLI & ZAHER 2011
Mastigodryas moratoi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 430 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas), Guyana

Type locality: approximately 50 m elevation, on the north bank of the Negro River in Tapera, State of Amazonas, Brazil (00°25’S, 64°35’W Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 5371, an adult male collected on 4 November 1972 by the Expedic ̧a ̃o Permanente da Amazoˆnia (E.P.A. 72.2575);. The right hemipenis was prepared and stored separately in the hemipenial collection of the Museu de Zoologia da USP (MZUSP).
Paratypes.—AMNH, INPA, MZUSP 
CommentDiagnosis.—Mastigodryas moratoi differs from all other species in the genus by the combined presence of five distinct dark dorsal stripes on the anterior portion of the body (one mediodorsal, two dorsolaterals, and two laterals); gular region smudged with dark or mostly dark with cream spots until the level of the first ventrals; tail uniformly reddish or yellowish; usually eight supralabials, with the third, fourth, and fifth in contact with the orbit; midregion of the hemipenis below the capitulum with several enlarged spines, one of which is significantly larger and hooklike. 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific name honors Celso M. de Carvalho from the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA) who contributed significantly to the knowledge of the herpetofauna of the State of Roraima, Brazil. 
References
  • Montingelli, Giovanna G. and Hussam Zaher 2011. New Species of Mastigodryas Amaral, 1934 from Brazilian Amazonia and Guyana (Serpentes: Colubridae). Journal of Herpetology 45 (1): 111-119. - get paper here
  • 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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