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Phalotris labiomaculatus DE LEMA, 2002

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhalotris labiomaculatus DE LEMA 2002
Phalotris labiomaculatus — HAMDAN et al. 2013
Phalotris labiomaculatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 546 
DistributionN Brazil (Maranhao, Tocantins, Piauí)

Type locality: Esperanya Farm, at Buriti Grande, Porto Franco Municipality, State of Maranhao, Brazil (6.20°5' S - 47.24° W),on Serra da Desordem, at the Cerrado morphoclimatic domain  
TypesHolotype: MCP 10693, adult male, sent by Rubens Nobuo Yuki; captured in September 1983. 
EtymologyThe name is referent to the black blotches on the labial plates that differ this species from the others ofthe same group. 
  • DE LEMA, T. 2002. New species of Phalotris from northern Brazil with notes on the nasutus group (Serpentes: Elapomorphinae). Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS Serie Zoologia, 15(2): 201-214.
  • HAMDAN, BRENO; NELSON JORGE JR DA SILVA, HELDER LUCIO RODRIGUES SILVA 2013. Redescription of Phalotris labiomaculatus (Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Elapomorphini), with notes on the taxonomic boundaries within the nasutus group. Zootaxa 3693 (2): - get paper here
  • Moura, Mario Ribeiro; Henrique Caldeira Costa & Renata Magalhães Pirani 2013. Rediscovery of Phalotris concolor (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Elapomorphini). ZOOLOGIA 30 (4): 430–436 - 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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