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Psomophis joberti (SAUVAGE, 1884)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEnicognathus joberti SAUVAGE 1884: 146
Rhadinaea undulata (not WIED)
Liophis joberti — HOGE 1958: 223
Liophis joberti — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 178
Psomophis joberti — MYERS & CADLE 1994
Psomophis joberti — MYERS & CADLE 2003
Psomophis joberti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 613 
DistributionBrazil (and Marajo Island, Amazonas: HR 33: 69, Pará, Bahia, S Ceará, Minas Gerais, Piauí, Paraíba), Bolivia ?

Type locality: Marajó Island, Pará, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 5353 (orig. 1879-64), a 343 mm female (Jobert). 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe species of Psomophis are most likely to be confused with species of the "Rhadinaea" brevirostris group (sensu Myers). Psomophis genimaculata has been removed from synonymy with P. joberti by MYERS & CADLE 1994.

Distribution: Not in Paraguay (fide Paul Smith, pers. comm., 27 Apr 2014). 
Etymology 
References
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