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Rhinobothryum lentiginosum (SCOPOLI, 1785)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesAmazon Banded Snake 
SynonymColuber Lentiginosus SCOPOLI 1785
Coluber macrorhinus WAGLER 1830: 186
Rhinobothryum lentiginosum — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 1061
Rhinobothryum lentiginosum — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 269
Rhinobothryum lentiginosum — GASC & RODRIGUES 1980
Rhinobothryum lentiginosum — KORNACKER 1999: 132
Rhinobothryum lentiginosum — ROJAS-MORALES 2012
Rhinobothryum lentiginosum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 647 
DistributionBrazil (Rondonia, Mato Grosso, Acre, Pará etc.), Venezuela [HR 27: 154], French Guiana, Guyana, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru (Ucayali [HR 31: 57], Tambopata, Madre de Dios: [HR 31: 188])

Type locality: none given by SCOPOLI 1785 Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: none designated, a 1030 mm specimen (fide V. Wallach, pers. comm.) 
CommentSynonymy that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 269. The name Coluber macrorhinus has been credited to BOIE by WAGLER, but there seems to be no publication by BOIE describing it.

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

Type species: Coluber Lentiginosus SCOPOLI 1785 (1788 fide WALLACH et al. 2014: 647) is the type species of the genus Rhinobothryum WAGLER 1830. 
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