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Philodryas boliviana BOULENGER, 1896

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBolivian Racer 
SynonymPhilodryas bolivianus BOULENGER 1896: 132
Liophis bolivianus WERNER 1909: 222
Philodryas bolivianus — CEI 1993
Philodryas boliviana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 549 
DistributionBolivia

Type locality: Charobamba, Bolivia  
Reproduction 
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.1.2.86 (formerly BMNH 95.11.21.39), adult female; holotype formerly in ZMH, now lost. 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy: Philodryas bolivianus was considered a s synonym of Philodryas psammophideus by PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970, but not by CEI 1993.

Type locality: There are two Charobambas in Bolivia:  one in Departamento de La Paz (14º37’S 68º44’W), representing a very high elevation; and another in Departamento de Chuquisaca (18º39’S 65º01’W), on the Río Charobamba, at a much lower elevation. Based on other species accessioned in 1895 with the type, bearing the same locality data, and sold by the same collector (H. Rolle, from Berlin) (Colin McCarthy, pers. comm. to R.A. Thomas), R.A. Thomas restricted the type locality to the Chuquisaca location (supported by Michael B. Harvey, pers. comm. to R.A. Thomas). 
Etymology 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Cei, J. M. 1993. Reptiles del noroeste, nordeste y este de la Argentina. Museo Regionale Sci. Naturale Torino, Monografie 14: 1-949
  • Rivas, Luis Rolando; Mendoza-Miranda, Patricia; Muñoz-Saravia, Arturo 2018. Lista preliminar de la herpetofauna del Parque Nacional Torotoro, Potosí, Bolivia . Pp. 6 Cuad. herpetol. 32 (1): 41-46 - 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.
  • Werner,F. 1909. Über neue oder seltene Reptilien des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Jahrb. Hamb. wiss. Anst. suppl. 2 (Mitt. Naturhist. Mus. Hamb. 1908) 26: 205-247 - get paper here
 
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