Porthidium porrasi LAMAR, 2003
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Porthidium porrasi?
|Higher Taxa||Viperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||G: Weißschwanz-Stülpnasenotter|
|Synonym||Porthidium porrasi LAMAR 2003|
Porthidium porrasi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 577
|Distribution||SW Costa Rica|
Type locality: Drake Bay, Península de Osa, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: UTA R- 30829, male 276 mm SVL, collected on 10 July 1990 (Fig. 1 and 2). Paratypes. UCR 3310, adult female (261 mm SVL); UCR 3359, adult male (341 mm SVL); ICP 1131, adult female (338 mm SVL) from Rincón de Osa, Península de Osa, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. UCR 11479, juvenile male (173 mm SVL) from Golfito, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica.|
Diagnosis: Porthidium porrasi may be distinguished from all congeners by a combination of the following features: snout extremely elevated, tail tip white in both juveniles and adults, ventrals fewer than 145, and usually 25-27 midbody dorsal scale rows.
Max. total length: 50 cm
|Etymology||The name porrasi is a patronym honoring Louis W. Porras, a Costa Rican born herpetologist who was the first to recognize the distinctiveness of the hognosed pitvipers inhabiting the Península de Osa. It is masculine in gender.|
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