Phalotris nasutus (GOMES, 1915)
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Portuguese: Fura-Terra, Fura-Terra-Nariguda|
|Synonym||Elapomorphus nasutus GOMES 1915|
Phalotris nasutus — DE LEMA 2002
Phalotris nasutus — MOURA et al. 2013
Phalotris nasutus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 547
Phalotris nasutus — MARTINS & DE LEMA 2015
Phalotris nasutus — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019
|Distribution||Brazil (Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais)|
Type locality: Paineiras, Uberaba, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
|Types||Holotype: IBSP (= IB) 873, received alive from Mr. ABDON ALONSO, in March 1915.|
|Diagnosis||Description of type specimen. “Adult female. Snout prominent, Diameter of the eye 3/5 of its distance from the oral margin. Rostral broader than high, extending to the upper surface of the snout the visible portion above measuring a little a more than half of its distance from the frontal; internasals broader than longer; internasal suture about 1/3 of its distance from the frontal; prefrontals fused in only one shield; frontal a little longer than broad, shorter than its distance from the tip of the snout, much shorter than the parietals; nasal entire; preocular 1, in contact with the nasal; postoculars 2; temporal 0 + 1; supralabials 6, 2nd and 3rd entering the eye, 5th in contact with the parietal; 4 lower labials in contact with the anterior chin-shield, which are shorter than the posterior ones. Scales in 15 rows. Ventrals 192; anal divided; subcaudals 27 pairs. Red above; lower parts reddish white. Upper surface of the head and nape little darker, separated by an almost indistinct collar.” (Gomes 1915) |
Dimensions. Total length 800 mm.; tail 65 mm.” (Gomes 1915)
Remarks. “Elapomorphus nasutus is very easily distinguished from all the other species of the same genus by the ahsence of the anterior temporal and by its color almost uniformly red (adult).” (Gomes 1915)
|Comment||Apparently not listed in the Zoological Record of 1915-1916.|
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