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Tomodon orestes HARVEY & MUÑOZ, 2004

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTomodon orestes HARVEY & MUÑOZ 2004
Tomodon orestes — WALLACH et al. 2014: 731 
DistributionBolivia (Tarija), Argentina (Salta, Jujuy)

Type locality: close to the Río Erquis, Reserva de Sama, Méndez province, Tarija, Bolivia, 2754 m elevation (21° 28’ 56’’ S, 64° 50’ 32’’ W).  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: CBF 2316 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek noun in apposition, meaning an inhabitant of mountains. 
References
  • Akmentins, M.S. & Vaira, M. 2010. Reptilia, Squamata, Dipsadidae, Tomodon orestes Harvey and Muñoz, 2004: Distribution extension, new country record. Check List 6 (2):248-249 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Burgos Gallardo, Freddy; Stazzonelli Sadir, Juan Carlos; Baldo, Jorge 2014. Ampliación del rango de distribución de Tomodon orestes Harvey y Muñoz, 2004 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) para el territorio argentino. Cuad. Herpetol. 28: - get paper here
  • Harvey, M.B. & Muñoz S., A. 2004. A new species of Tomodon (Serpentes: Colubridae) from high elevations in the Bolivian Andes. Herpetologica 60 (3): 364-372 - 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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