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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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  • Franco, F.L. & Ferreira, T. G. 2003. Descrição de uma nova espécie de Thamnodynastes Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae) do nordeste brasileiro, com comentários sobre o gênero. Phyllomedusa 1 (2): 57-74 [2002] - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de; Arthur Diesel Abegg, Daniel da Silva Araújo, Hugo Estevam de Almeida Coelho, Weverton dos Santos Azevedo, Márcio Frazão Chaves, Geraldo Jorge Barbosa de Moura 2019. Herpetofauna of five "Brejos de Altitude" of the interior of the state of Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil Herpetology Notes 12: 591-602 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hamdan, B.; D.P. Coelho; A.B. D’Angiolella; E.J.R. Dias; R.M. Lira-da-Silva. 2013. The Reptile Collection of the Museu de Zoologia, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil. Check List 9 (2):257-262 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Ribeiro, S. C., I. J. Roberto, D. L. Sales, R. W. Ávila & W. O. Almeida 2012. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil. Salamandra 48 (3): 133-146 - 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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