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Mastigodryas moratoi MONTINGELLI & ZAHER, 2011

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
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  
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 
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. 
  • 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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