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Tachymenoides harrisonfordi LEHR, CUSI, FERNANDES, VERA & CATENAZZI, 2023

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Harrison Ford’s Slender Snake 
SynonymTachymenoides harrisonfordi LEHR, CUSI, FERNANDES, VERA & CATENAZZI 2023 
DistributionPeru (Junin)

Type locality: puna of the Otishi National Park (12°19’23.10” S, 73°35’43.54” W; WGS84), 3248 m a.s.l., Distrito Río Tambo, Provincia Satipo, Region Junín, Peru.  
TypesHolotype (Figs 4–6): MUSM 40925 (field number IWU 404), a male, collected on 22 May 2022 by E. Lehr, J. C. Cusi, M. I. Fernandez, and R. J. Vera. 
EtymologyNamed after Harrison Ford, actor and conservationist, in recognition of his work for Conservation International and his voice for nature (e.g., “Nature is speaking – Harrison Ford is The Ocean”). 
  • Lehr, Edgar; Juan C. Cusi, Maura I. Fernandez, Ricardo J. Vera & Alessandro Catenazzi 2023. A new species of Tachymenoides (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Tachymenini) from the puna of the Otishi National Park in Peru. Salamandra 59 (3): 199–206 - get paper here
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