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Tropidophis grapiuna CURCIO, SALES-NUNES, SUZART ARGOLO, SKUK & RODRIGUES, 2012

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymTropidophis grapiuna CURCIO, SALES NUNES, SUZART ARGOLO, SKUK & RODRIGUES 2012
Tropidophis grapiuna — WALLACH et al. 2014: 753 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia)

Type locality: ‘‘Serra da Pedra Lascada,’’ region of Itajuípe, state of Bahia, Brazil.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 19593, previous institutional number CZGB 3820 (latter abbreviation refers to Colecão Zoológica Gregório Bondar, Centro de Pesquisas-Comissa ̃o Executiva do Plano da Lavoura Cacaueira, Ilhéus, Bahia), not labeled in field, adult female, collected on 15 June 1995, collected by J.R. Martins.
Paratype.—MZUESC 8153, adult female collected on 23 March 2010 at Serra Bonita, Fazenda Uirac ̧ u, in the vicinities of the municipality of Camacan, state of Bahia, by I. Dias e T. Medeiros. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet is a noun in apposition deriving from the Brazilian Portuguese ‘‘grapiúna,’’ as a reference to the inhabitants of the cocoa-producing region of the state of Bahia. The word derived from the native language Tupi Guarani (guirá = bird; piúna = dark skin). 
References
  • Curcio, Felipe Franco; Pedro M. Sales Nunes, Antônio Jorge Suzart Argolo, Gabriel Skuk, and Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues 2012. Taxonomy of the South American Dwarf Boas of the Genus Tropidophis Bibron, 1840, With the Description of Two New Species from the Atlantic Forest (Serpentes: Tropidophiidae). Herpetological Monographs 26 (1): 80-121. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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