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Thamnodynastes sertanejo BAILEY, THOMAS & DA SILVA, 2005

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymThamnodynastes sertanejo BAILEY, THOMAS & DA SILVA 2005
Thamnodynastes sertanejo — WALLACH et al. 2014: 719 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia: Rio São Francisco system, S Ceará)

Type locality: Caraíba (Mina Caraíba), at the head of the Rio Curaçá, Bahia, Brazil.  
ReproductionViviparous. 
TypesHolotype: IBSP 26401 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: T. sertanejo differs from other T. pallidus group members in having two preoculars, about 20 more ventrals, and details of color pattern. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology - Thamnodynastes sertanejo has been named after the Brazilian sertão, the remote hinterlands which provided the title for the Brazilian classic “Os Sertões” by Euclides da Cunha, the setting for which is just that portion of the Caatinga from which this species is known. 
References
  • Bailey, J.R.; Thomas, R.A.; Jorge da Silva Jr., N. 2005. A revision of the South American snake genus Thamnodynastes Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae, Tachymenini). I. Two new species of Thamnodynastes from Central Brazil and adjacent areas, with a redefinition of and neotype designation for Thamnodynas Phyllomedusa 4 (2): 83-102 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antônio; Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, Tiago de Oliveira Lima, José Soares da Silva Neto, Daniel Araujo & Jonathan Márcio Soares da Silva 2016. Snakes of Juazeiro, Bahia, Middle of São Francisco River, Brazil. Bol. Mus. Biol. Mello Leitão (N. Sér.) 38(4): 331-345.
  • 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
  • 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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