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Sibon manzanaresi MCCRANIE, 2007

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymSibon manzanaresi MCCRANIE 2007
Sibon manzanaresi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 668 
DistributionNE Honduras (Mosquitia region)

Type locality: San San Hil, 14° 56.809’ N, 84° 30.715’ W, 300 elevation, Departamento de Gracias a Dios, Honduras.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 563364, adult male; Collected by: Tomis Manzanares and James R. McCranie. Collection Date: May 27, 2005. Paratypes: (n=3) USNM 563365-66, adult males USNM 563367, a juvenile female, all from the type locality. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Sibon manzanaresi differs from all other species of the S. annulatus group, as defined by Savage (2002) and McCranie (2006), except S. linearis and S. sanniolus, in lacking distinctive ventral markings. The new species can be distinguished from those two species by lacking preoculars, with the loreal bordering the eye (versus preoculars present, separating loreal from eye) and by having higher numbers of ventrals and subcaudals. The dorsal pattern of having small darker brown blotches to darker brown crossbands on the paler brown nape and dark brown flecking, or a dark brown variegated pattern with additional spotting, or darker brown dorsal and lateral blotches on the paler brown posterior portion of the body in S. manzanaresi is also unique in the S. annulatus group. (McCranie 2007) 
CommentSibon manzanaresi is a member of the Sibon annulatus species group. Within this group, the new species appears most closely related to Sibon dimidiatus and S. miskitus.

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyNamed after Tomás Manzanares who collected the first specimen of this species. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • 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. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - 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
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - 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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