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Sibon miskitus MCCRANIE, 2006

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymSibon miskitus MCCRANIE 2006
Sibon miskitus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 668 
DistributionNE Honduras (Mosquitia region)

Type locality: Warunta Tingni Kiamp, 14° 55.336’ N, 84° 41.471’ W, 150 elevation, Departamento de Gracias a Dios, Honduras. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UF 142076), adult female, Florida State Museum of Natural History 
CommentSibon miskitus is a member of the Sibon annulatus species group. Within this group, the new species appears most closely related to Sibon dimidiatus. By comparison to S. dimidiatus, the new species can be distinguished by its fewer ventrals, subcaudals, total number of ventrals plus subcaudals, and smaller adult size. 
References
  • 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. 2006. New species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from Northeastern Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 40 (1): 16-21 - 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
 
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