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Taeniophallus nebularis SCHARGEL, RIVAS & MYERS, 2005

IUCN Red List - Taeniophallus nebularis - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae, Echinantherini), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTaeniophallus nebularis — SCHARGEL, RIVAS & MYERS 2005
Taeniophallus nebularis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 697 
DistributionNE Venezuela (Peninsula de Paria), elevation 800

Type locality: “from trail between Las Melenas and Cerro
Humo, 800 m elevation (108399N, 628349W), Peninsula de Paria, Estado Sucre, Venezuela.”  
TypesHolotype: MHNLS 15743 
CommentThere is some debate about species allocation to Taeniophallus. Most species have been assigned to Echinanthera now. See links to photos under this genus. 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin noun nebula (mist, fog), thus nebularis meaning ‘‘belonging to the mist’’. The suffix (a variant of -alis), for stems ending in l, is declined -aris (masculine and feminine), -are (neuter). 
  • Abegg AD, Santos AP Jr, Costa HC, Battilana J, Graboski R, Vianna FSL, Azevedo WS, Fagundes NJR, Castille CM, Prado PC, Bonatto SL, Zaher H and Grazziotin FG 2022. Increasing taxon sampling suggests a complete taxonomic rearrangement in Echinantherini (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:969263 - get paper here
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela. Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - 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.
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