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Sibon lamari SOLÓRZANO, 2001

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymSibon lamari SOLÓRZANO 2001
Sibon sp. — SAVAGE 2002: plate 395
Sibon lamari — MCCRANIE 2006
Sibon lamari — WALLACH et al. 2014: 667 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama

Type locality: “Guayacán de Siquirres, al noreste de la provincia de Limón (83° 32’ 30’’ N y 10° 02’ 10’’NE)”  
TypesHolotype: UCR 13983, macho adulto, Museo de Zoología, Universidad de Costa Rica 
CommentS. lamari is not too well diagnosed morphologically. Lotzkat (2014: 698-701) provided a list of sources where (alledged) S. lamari are pictured (e.g. Savage 2002: plate 395; Solórzano 2002: Figs. 1–2; Solórzano 2004: Figs. 163, 165; McConnell 2014: Figs. 342–343).

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after William Wylly Lamar (b. 1950) is Adjunct Professor of Biology at the University of Texas, Tyler. 
  • Bartuano, Angel Sosa and Joelbin De La Cruz. 2014. Geographical Distribution: Sibon lamari (Costa Rican snaileater). Herpetological Review 45 (4): 665 - 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
  • Campos-Villalobos, Jorge; Gerald Pereira-Castillo, Víctor Serrano-Hernández 2020. New records of the Costa Rican Snaileater, Sibon lamari Solorzano 2001 (Squamata: Dipsadidae), from Alajuela Province, Costa Rica. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 27 (3): 434-435 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Jaramillo A., C.A., R. Ibáñez D., F.E. Jaramillo A. & F.A. Solís 2008. Geographic distribution: Sibon lamari. Herpetological Review 39 (3): 373–374 - get paper here
  • Köhler, Gunther, Sebastian Lotzkat and Andreas Hertz. 2010. A new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from western Panama. Herpetologica 66 (1): 80-85 - get paper here
  • Lotzkat, S. 2014. Diversity, taxonomy, and biogeography of the reptiles inhabiting the highlands of the Cordillera Central (Serranía de Talamanca and Serranía de Tabasará) in western Panama. PhD thesis, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, 930 pp. - get paper here
  • Lotzkat, S.; A. Hertz; G. Köhler. 2012. A new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubroidea: Dipsadidae) from the Cordillera Central of western Panama, with comments on other species of the genus in the area. Zootaxa 3485: 26–40 - get paper here
  • McCranie, J.R. 2007. A second new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from La Mosquitia, Northeastern Honduras. Herpetologica 63 (2): 213-218 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2006. New species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from Northeastern Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 40 (1): 16-21 - get paper here
  • ROVITO, SEAN M.; THEODORE J. PAPENFUSS 2012. A new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from the mountains of eastern Guatemala. Zootaxa 3266: 62–68 - get paper here
  • Solorzano, A. 2001. Una nueva especie de serpiente del genero Sibon (Serpentes: Colubridae) de la vertiente del Caribe de Costa Rica. Revista de Biologia Tropical 49(3-4): 1111-1120 - get paper here
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • VERA-PÉREZ, LUIS ENRIQUE 2019. A new species of Sibon Fitzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from Southwestern Colombia. Zootaxa 4701 (5): 443–453 - 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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