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Rhadinaea calligaster (COPE, 1875)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesThick Graceful Brown Snake 
SynonymContia calligaster COPE 1876: 146
Rhadinaea calligaster — BOULENGER 1894: 164
Rhadinaea calligaster — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 264
Rhadinaea calligaster — MYERS 1974: 154
Rhadinaea calligaster — SAVAGE 2002
Rhadinaea calligaster — WALLACH et al. 2014: 639 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama

Type locality: "Pico Blanco" (actually Cerro Utyum fide Savage 1970: 282), 5000-7000 feet elevation, Limon Province.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: USNM 30679; The original description is based on two syntypes, USNM 30607 and 30679, collected by William M. Gabb on. Both syntypes are in poor condition hence MYERS designated a lectotype. 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
Etymology 
References
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93-183 [sometimes said to be published 1876 but see Murphy et al. 2007 for clarification]] - get paper here
  • Goldberg, S.R. & Bursey, C.R. 2007. Coelomic helminths of five colubrid snake species (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Costa Rica. Phyllomedusa 6 (1): 69-72 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Myers, C.W. 1974. The systematics of Rhadinaea (Colubridae), a genus of New World snakes. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 153 (1): 1-262
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • Taylor,E.H. 1951. A brief review ot the snakes of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (1): 3-188 - 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.
 
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