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Omoadiphas aurula KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON, 2001

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymOmoadiphas aurula KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001
Omoadiphas aurula — MCCRANIE 2011: 351
Omoadiphas aurula — WALLACH et al. 2014: 505 
DistributionHonduras (Corés)

Type locality: coffee finca near Buenos Aires (15°30.03'N 88°11.13'W, 1250 m elevation, Dep. Corés, Honduras  
TypesHolotype: SMF 78865, female 
DiagnosisDiagnosis/Similar Species. “Omoadiphas aurula can be distinguished from all other Hon­ duran snakes, except O. cannula and O. texiguatensis, by the combination of having smooth dorsal scales in 17 rows throughout the body, no anterior temporal, a divided cloacal scute, and a uniformly brown dorsum or with an indistinct dark brown vertebral stripe. Omoadiphas cannula and O. texiguatensis have six supralabials, seven infralabials, a single postocular, the postnasal contacting the prefrontal, and dark brown to nearly black ventral surfaces (versus seven supralabials, eight infralabials, two postoculars, postnasal separated from prefrontal by loreal, and yellow ventral surfaces in O. aurula).” (McCranie 2011) 
CommentType species: Omoadiphas aurula KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001 is the type species of the genus Omoadiphas KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001. 
EtymologyFrom the Greek “aurula”, meaning “a gentle breeze”, in reference to the type locality, Buenos Aires, meaning “good wind”. 
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • KÖHLER, G., L.D. WILSON & J.R. MCCRANIE 2001. A new genus and species of colubrid snake from the Sierra de Omoa of northwestern Honduras (Reptilia, Squamata). Senckenbergiana biologica 81: 269-276
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - 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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