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Taeniophallus affinis (GÜNTHER, 1858)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymDromicus affinis GÜNTHER 1858 (part.)
Enicognathus melanocephalus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 330 (part.)
Enicognathus melanocephalus — JAN 1866
R. [hadinaea] obtusa COPE 1868 (part.)
Coronella iheringii BOULENGER 1885: 194
Rhadinaea affinis — BOULENGER 1894 (part.)
Liophis affinis — AMARAL 1926
Rhadinaea affinis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 263
Taeniophallus affinis — MYERS & CADLE 1994
Echinanthera affinis — DI BERNARDO 1996
Echinantera affinis — ROCHA et al. 2004 (in error)
Taeniophallus affinis — SCHARGEL et al. 2005
Echinanthera affinis — PONTES et al. 2008
Taeniophallus affinis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 696
Taeniophalus affinis — KLACZKO et al. 2016 (in error)
Taeniophallus cf. affinis — RONCOLATTO-ORTIZ et al. 2017 
DistributionS/SE Brazil (from SE Minas Gerais through Espirito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina to NE Rio Grande do Sul; Bahia, Alagoas [HR 31: 187], Ceará, Pernambuco, Paraíba)  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.1.4.32-34 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Commentbelongs to the “Rhadinaea brevirostris group” sensu Myers (1974).
Amphisbaena mertensi was found in the stomach of E. affinis by BARBO & MARQUES (2003). 
  • Argólo, António Jorge Suzart 1998. Geographic distribution. Echinanthera affinis. Herpetological Review 29 (3): 176 - get paper here
  • Argólo,A.J.S. 1998. Simophis rhinostoma. Brazil: Bahia. Herpetological Review 29 (3): 179 - get paper here
  • Barbo, F.E. & Marques, O.A.V. 2003. Do aglyphous colubrid snakes prey on live amphisbaenids able to bite?. Phyllomedusa 2 (2): 113-114 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1885. A list of reptiles and Batrachians from the Province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, sent to the Natural-History Museum by Dr. H. von Ihering. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 15 (87): 191-196 - get paper here
  • Di Bernardo,M. 1992. Revalidation of the gênero Rhadinaea Copegenus Echinanthera COPE 1894 and its conceptual amplification (Serpentes, Colubridae). Comun. Mus. Ciênc. PUCRS, sér. zool., Porto Alegre 5 (13): 225-256
  • Di-Bernado, Marcos; Lema, Thales de 1988. O género Rhadinaea Cope, 1863, no Brasil meridional. III. Rhadinaea affinis (Günther, 1858) (Serpentes, Colubridae). Acta Biologica Leopoldensia 10 (2): 223-252
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de; Arthur Diesel Abegg, Iuri Ribeiro Dias, Elbano Paschoal de Figueiredo Moraes 2018. Herpetofauna from Serra da Jibóia, an Atlantic Rainforest remnant in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil Herpetology Notes 11: 59-72 - get paper here
  • Gomes, Cristian Alexandro; Kátia Gomes Facure and Otavio A. V. Marques. 2012. Grass mice (Akodon sp.): an unrecorded prey for the dipsadid snake Taeniophallus affinis. Herpetology Notes 6: 41-42. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine snakes of the British Museum. London, I - XVI, 1 - 281
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1866. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 16. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Klaczko, J; Sherratt E, Setz EZF 2016. Are Diet Preferences Associated to Skulls Shape Diversification in Xenodontine Snakes? PLoS One 11 (2): e0148375. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148375 - get paper here
  • Linares, Antônio Meira and Paula Cabral Eterovick 2013. Herpetofaunal Surveys Support Successful Reconciliation Ecology in Secondary and Human-Modified Habitats at the Inhotim Institute, Southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 69 (2): 237-256. - get paper here
  • Loebmann, D. 2008. Geographic distribution. Echinanthera affinis. Brazil: Ceará. Herpetological Review 39 (2): 241 - get paper here
  • Melo, Íris Virgínea; Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura, Marco Antonio de Freitas, Edson Victor Euclides de Andrade, Cláudio Casal, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Marcelo Nogueira de Carvalho Kakubum 2018. New additions to herpetofauna of the Parque Estadual Dois Irmãos, an urban Atlantic Rainforest Fragment, Recife municipality, Pernambuco state, northeastern Brazil. Herpetology Notes 11: 245-254 - get paper here
  • Mesquita, Daniel Oliveira; Brygida Alves, Carmem Pedro, Daniel Laranjeiras, Francis Caldas, Isabella Pedrosa, Jefter Rodrigues, Leandro Drummond, Lucas Cavalcanti, Milena Wachlevski, Paulo Nogueira-Costa, Rafaela França, Frederico França 2018. Herpetofauna in two habitat types (tabuleiros and Stational Semidecidual Forest) in the Reserva Biológica Guaribas, northeastern Brazil Herpetology Notes 11: 455-474 - get paper here
  • Myers, C W. Cadle J E. 1994. A new genus for South American snakes related to Rhadinaea obtusa Cope (Colubridae) and resurrection of Taeniophallus Cope for the "Rhadinaea" brevirostris group. American Museum Novitates (3102): 1-33 - get paper here
  • Myers, C.W. 1974. The systematics of Rhadinaea (Colubridae), a genus of New World snakes. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 153 (1): 1-262
  • Paula, A.; N. Zanella; S.A. Guaragni. 2011. Taeniophallus affinis (Günther, 1858) (Squamata, Serpentes, Dipsadidae): Distribution extension, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Check List 7 (3): 285-286 - get paper here
  • Pontes, J.A.L.; Figueiredo, J.P., Pontes, RC. and Rocha, C.F.D. 2008. Snakes from the Atlantic Rainforest area of Serra do Mendanha, in Rio de Janeiro state, southeastern Brazil: a first approximation to the taxocenosis composition. Braz. J. Biol. 68(3): 601-609 - get paper here
  • Roberto, Igor Joventino; Cícero Ricardo de Oliveira, João Antonio de Araújo Filho, Herivelto Faustino de Oliveira, Robson Waldemar Ávila 2017. The herpetofauna of the Serra do Urubu mountain range: a key biodiversity area for conservation in the brazilian atlantic forest Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 57 (27): 347-373 - get paper here
  • Roncolatto-Ortiz, Flora; Herbert Serafim, Angelita Pereira Rodrigues, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Francisco Luis Franco 2017. Snakes from Municipality of São José do Barreiro, State of São Paulo, Brazil Herpetology Notes 10: 479-486 - get paper here
  • Schargel, Walter E., Gilson Rivas Fuenmayor and Charles W. Myers 2005. An Enigmatic New Snake from Cloud Forest of the Península de Paria, Venezuela (Colubridae: Genus Taeniophallus?). American Museum Novitates 3484:1-22. - 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.
  • Zacariotti, Rogério Loesch and Cristian Alexandro Gomes. 2010. Diet of the black–headed forest racer Taeniophallus affinis Günther, 1858 in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Herpetology Notes 3: 11-12. - get paper here
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