Phrynonax shropshirei (BARBOUR & AMARAL, 1924)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phrynonax shropshirei?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Shropshire's Puffing Snake|
|Synonym||Phrynonax shropshirei BARBOUR & AMARAL 1924: 131|
Pseustes shropshirei — BRONGERSMA 1937: 6
Pseustes shropshirei — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 259
Pseustes shropshirei — KORNACKER 1999: 129
Pseustes poecilonotus shropshirei — PORRAS & SOLÓRZANO 2006
Pseustes shropshirei — MORENO-ARIAS et al. 2008
Phrynonax shropshirei — JADIN et al. 2013
Pseustes shropshirei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 612
|Distribution||Costa Rica, Panama, Pacific Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, (Barinas [HR 34: 389] etc, KORNACKER 1999), Peru|
elevation 0 -1300 m
Type locality: Fort Sherman, Canal Zone, Panama.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ 18819|
|Comment||Synonymy: This species may be synonymous to P. poecilonotus as the latter is extremely variable. Pseustes shropshirei (Barbour and Amaral 1924) appears to be based on a typical obscurely banded and light-spotted example of Panamanian P. poecilonotus, as pointed out by Amaral (1929). See SAVAGE 2002 for a discussion. Note that the deadline for WALLACH et al. 2014 was late 2012, hence Jadin et al. 2013 is the most recent analysis of this genus.|
Distribution: This species has been reported from Peru, but without specific locality (T. Doan, pers. comm. 30 Apr 2012). Not in Venezuela fide NATERA-MUMAW et al. 2015, but there fide Señaris et al. 2018.