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Rhadinella pilonaorum (STUART, 1954)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Stuart's Graceful Brown Snake 
SynonymTrimetopon pilonaorum STUART 1954
Trimetopon posadasi — MERTENS 1952: 77 (nec SLEVIN; fide VILLA et al. 1988)
Rhadinaea pilonaorum — MYERS 1974
Rhadinaea pilonaorum — VILLA et al. 1988
Rhadinella pilonaorum — MYERS 2011
Rhadinella pilonaorum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 643 
DistributionGuatemala, El Salvador  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 102635 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Myers 1974: 145. 
CommentDistribution: see map in ARIANO-SÁNCHEZ & CAMPBELL 2018: 342 (Fig. 3). 
EtymologyNamed after Antonio and Marta Pilona, who lived on, and Antonio was administrator of Finca La Gloria, a coffee plantation in Guatemala where Stuart had been a guest. Antonio obtained the holotype. 
  • Ariano-Sánchez, D. y J. Campbell. 2018. A new species of Rhadinella (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the dry forest of Motagua Valley, Guatemala. Zootaxa 4442 (2): 338-344 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CAMPBELL, JONATHAN A. 2015. A new species of Rhadinella (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Pacific versant of Oaxaca, Mexico. Zootaxa 3918 (3): 397–405 - 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 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. 2011. A New Genus and New Tribe for Enicognathus melanauchen Jan, 1863, a Neglected South American Snake (Colubridae: Xenodontinae), with Taxonomic Notes on Some Dipsadinae. American Museum Novitates (3715): 1-33 - get paper here
  • Stuart,L.C. 1954. Descriptions of some new amphibians and reptiles from Guatemala. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 67: 159-178. - 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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