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Oxyrhopus doliatus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL, 1854

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Bibron's False Coral Snake 
SynonymOxyrhopus doliatus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 1020
Clelia doliata — STEJNEGER 1901
Oxyrhopus venezuelanus SHREVE 1947 (fide ZAHER & CARAMASCHI 2000)
Oxyrhopus doliatus — BAILEY in PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Oxyrhopus venezuelanus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 235
Oxyrhopus venezuelanus — KORNACKER 1999: 121
Oxyrhopus doliatus — ZAHER & CARAMASCHI 2000
Oxyrhopus doliatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 517 
DistributionVenezuela (Carabobo)

venezuelanus: NC Venezuela (Falcon, Distrito Federal); Type locality: Pauji, Distrito Acosta, Estado Falcon, Venezuela.

Type locality: see comment  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 0325
Holotype: MCZ 49031 [venezuelanus] 
CommentSynonymy: Drepanodon erdisii has been synonymized with O. doliatus by BAILEY (1970) but revalidated by ZAHER & CARAMASCHI (2000).

Distribution: Not in Peru where it is represented by O. erdisii. Type locality given as “very probably from Brazil” (but not reported from there) 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1913. Reptiles collected by the Yale Peruvian expedition of 1912. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 1913: 506 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M. C., Bibron, G. & DUMÉRIL, A. H. A., 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536 - get paper here
  • Esqueda, L. P. et al. 2008. Ecogeographical notes on a rare species of false coral snake, Oxyrhopus doliatus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854. Herpetological Bulletin (108): 36-38 - get paper here
  • Kornacker,P.M. 1999. Checklist and key to the snakes of Venezuela. PaKo-Verlag, Rheinbach, Germany, 270 pp.
  • Lancini,A.R. & Kornacker,P.M. 1989. Die Schlangen von Venezuela. Armitano Editores C.A., Caracas, 1-381
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela. Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson 2002. Geographic distribution. Oxyrhopus doliatus. Herpetological Review 33 (2):150 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Shreve,B. 1949. On Venezuelan reptiles and amphibians collected by Dr. H.G. Kugler. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 99 [1947]: 519-537 - get paper here
  • Stejneger, L. 1902. An annotated list of batrachians and reptiles collected in the vicinity of La Guaira, Venezuela, with descriptions of two new species of snakes. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 24 [1901]: 179-192. - 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.
  • Zaher, H.; Caramaschi, U. 2000. Synonymisation of Oxyrhopus venezuelanus Shreve, 1947, with Oxyrhopus doliatus Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril, 1854, and revalidation of Oxyrhopus erdisii (Barbour, 1913) (Serpentes, Colubridae). Dumerilia 4 (2): 113-122 - get paper here
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