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Thamnodynastes almae FRANCO & FERREIRA, 2003

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymThamnodynastes almae FRANCO & FERREIRA 2003
Thamnodynastes almae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 716 
DistributionBrazil (Amazonas, S Ceará)

Type locality: Usina Hidroelétrica Luiz Gonzaga, no Rio São Francisco, município de Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil (between 9° 6’ S, 38° 20’ W and 8° 51’ S, 38° 45’ W), elevation 280 m.  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 52135 
CommentSimilar species: T. nattereri and T. hypoconia. 
EtymologyNamed after Silvia Alma Renata Wilma Lemos Romano-Hoge, a herpetologist and former research scientist at the Herpetology Laboratory, Instituto Butantan, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is the widow of Dr. Alphonse Richard Hoge, who was Director of the Instituto Butantan. 
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  • Jorge, Jaqueiuto S. and Eliza M. X. Freire. 2011. Geographic Distribution:Thamnodynastes almae (Jararaca false snake). Herpetological Review 42 (3): 396 - get paper here
  • Nóbrega, Romulo Pantoja; Montingelli, Giovanna Gondim; Trevine, Vivian; Franco, Francisco Luis; Vieira, Gustavo H.C.; Costa, Gabriel C.; Mesquita, Daniel Oliveira 2016. Morphological variation within Thamnodynastes pallidus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontinae: Tachymenini) The Herpetological Journal 26 (2): 165-174 - get paper here
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  • 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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