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Philodryas arnaldoi (AMARAL, 1932)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesArnaldo's Green Racer 
SynonymChlorosoma arnaldoi AMARAL 1932: 100
Philodryas arnaldoi — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Philodryas arnaldoi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 549 
DistributionBrazil (Sao Paulo, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina)

Type locality: S. Bento, Santa Catarina, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 7807, female 
EtymologyNamed after Arnaldo França, Amaral's technical assistant. 
  • Amaral,A. do 1932. Contribuicao ao conhecimento dos ofidios do Brasil VI. Uma nova especie de Colubrideo opisthoglypho, do genero Chlorosoma Wagler, 1830. Mem. Inst. Butantan 7: 99-101 + 1 plate - get paper here
  • Beolens, ; Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Grazziotin, Felipe G.; Hussam Zaher, Robert W. Murphy, Gustavo Scrocchi, Marco A. Benavides, Ya-Ping Zhang and Sandro L. Bonatto 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2012.00393.x - get paper here
  • Lema, Thales de 1962. Ocorréncia de Philodryas arnaldoi (Amaral, 1932) no estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil (Serpentes, Colubridae). Iheringia, Série Zoologia 22: 1-4 + 2 plates - 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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