Phalotris concolor FERRAREZZI, 1993
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phalotris concolor?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Phalotris concolor FERRAREZZI 1993|
Phalotris concolor — DE LEMA 2002
Phalotris concolor — MOURA et al. 2013
Phalotris concolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 546
|Distribution||Brazil (N Minas Gerais, Bahia)|
Type locality. Brazil: Minas Gerais: Cristália municipality (17°S, 43°W, near Grão Mogol), on the bank of the Tacambiruçu River, tributary of the right bank of the Jequitinhonha River. Corrected to Itacambiruçu, 16°40’S, 42°44’W, by Moura et al. 2013.
|Types||Holotype: IB (= IBSP) 55018, adult female.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Phalotris concolor can be diagnosed by the following combination of characters: 15-15-15 smooth dorsal scale rows, without apical pits; temporal formula 1+1 (1+1+1 in one side of the head of the holotype); pointed snout with prominent rostral shield; internasal suture absent (n=1) or present (n=2); lower postocular reduced in size; six supralabials, the second and third contacting the eye; seven infralabials, the first four contacting the first pair of chinshields; 212 ventrals in the known male, 220-224 in females; 34 divided subcaudals in the male, 28-29 in females; cloacal shield divided; head dark brown above and ventrally cream; body red, reddish orange or light brown on the dorsum, and uniform cream ventrally; light nuchal collar three scales wide, and dark neck collar 2-3 scales wide. Hemipenis deeply bilobed. Table I shows a summary of morphometric and meristic data of P. concolor (Moura et al. 2013).|
|Comment||P. concolor is distinguishable from other species of the group by the presence of an anterior temporal plate, higher ventral counts (224 ventrals), and uniform dorsal colouration. Mildly venomous.|
This species was described on the basis of a single female.