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Mussurana montana (FRANCO, MARQUES & PUORTO, 1997)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymClelia montana FRANCO, MARQUES & PUORTO 1997
Mussurana montana — ZAHER et al. 2009
Mussurana montana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 462 
DistributionBrazil (NW Sao Paulo, S Minas Gerais)

Type locality: city of Guaratingueta (22°49' S; 45°93' W), Sodre mill, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 22505, adult male; paratypes: IB 
Diagnosis 
CommentRelated to C. rustica, being distinguished from the latter by the numbers of supra- and infralabials and the generalized color pattern. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
References
  • Franco, F.L., Marques,O.A.V. & Puorto,G. 1997. Two new species of colubrid snakes of the genus Clelia from Brazil. Journal of Herpetology 31 (4): 483-490 - get paper here
  • Menezes FA, Abegg AD, Silva BR, Franco FL, Feio RN 2018. Composition and natural history of the snakes from the Parque Estadual da Serra do Papagaio, southern Minas Gerais, Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil. ZooKeys 797: 117-160 - get paper here
  • Morato, S.A.A.; Franco, F.L. & Sanches, E.J. 2003. Uma nova espécie de Clelia (Serpentes, Colubridae) do sul do Brasil. Phyllomedusa 2 (2): 93-100 - get paper here
  • 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.
 
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