Philodryas cordata DONNELLY & MYERS, 1991
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Philodryas cordata?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Philodryas cordata DONNELLY & MYERS 1991: 46|
Philodryas cordatus — KORNACKER 1999: 123
Philodryas cordata — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Philodryas cordata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 550
Type locality: North side of Cerro Guaiquinima (1030 m elevation), Estado Bolívar, Venezuela.
|Types||Holotype: AMNH 136212 (field no. CWM 18974), an adult male|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A tan Philodryas readily distinguished from all other species occurring north of the Amazon in being tan in life rather than green The species furthermore seems to differ from all other Philodryas in color pattern and penial characters (see DONNELLY & MYERS 1991).|
|Etymology||The species name is derived from the Latin cordis (genitive of cor, the heart)+ -atus - meaning, in the present connection, "heart-shaped," in allusion to the everted hemipenis (see fig. 33). It is an adjective given in feminine form as demanded by the generic name, which is of feminine gender.|