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Pseudoboa serrana MORATO, MOURA-LEITE, PRUDENTE & BÉRNILS, 1995

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPseudoboa serrana MORATO et al. 1995
Pseudoboa serrana — ZAHER et al. 2008
Pseudoboa serrana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 599 
DistributionSE Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)

Type locality: Brazil: Rio de Janeiro: Teresópolis: Serra des Órgaos (Parque Nacional) (22°27'S; 42°58'W).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: IBSP 10393 
CommentZAHER et al. (2008) nicely illustrate the ontogenetic shift of color patterns in this species. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality, in the mountains (”serra”). 
References
  • Morato, S.A.A., J.C. de MOURA-LEITE, A.L.C. PRUDENTE & R.S. BÉRNILS 1995. A new species of Pseudoboa Schneider, 1801 from southeastern Brazil (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontinae: Pseudoboini). Biociências 3 (2):253-264
  • ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; HELENA G.BERGALLO, JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR., LENA GEISE, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS, RONALDO FERNANDES, ULISSES CARAMASCHI 2004. FAUNA DE ANFÍBIOS, RÉPTEIS E MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, SUDESTE DO BRASIL Publ. Avul. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro (104): 3-23 - 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.
  • Zaher, H.; Oliveira, M.E. & Franco, F.L. 2008. A new, brightly colored species of Pseudoboa Schneider, 1801 from the Amazon Basin (Serpentes, Xenodontinae). Zootaxa 1674: 27-37 - get paper here
 
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