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Sibon merendonensis ROVITO, PAPENFUSS & VÁSQUEZ-ALMAZÁN, 2012

IUCN Red List - Sibon merendonensis - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymSibon merendonensis ROVITO, PAPENFUSS & VÁSQUEZ-ALMAZÁN 2012
Sibon merendonensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 668 

Type locality: Finca la Bendición, 4.0 km SE (by road) of soccer field at junction with road to Pinalito, then 7.6 km E (by road) of La Trementina, 14.93042°N, 89.4167°W (WGS84 Datum), 1364 m elevation, Departamento Zacapa, Guatemala.  
TypesHolotype: MVZ 263880, an adult female, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (Fig. 2), collected 16 January 2008, by Sean M. Rovito and Theodore J. Papenfuss. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet makes reference to the Sierra del Merendón, the mountain range containing the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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