Urotheca dumerilli (BIBRON, 1840)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Urotheca dumerilli?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Calamaria dumerilii BIBRON in DE LA SAGRA 1840: 131|
Calamaria dumerilii — GARMAN 1887: 280
Urotheca dumerilli — GARMAN 1887: 280
Rhadinaea dumerilii — MAGLIO 1970: 43
Rhadinaea dumerilii — MYERS 1974: 175
Rhadinaea dumerilli — PEREZ-SANTOS & MORENO 1988: 286
Urotheca dumerilli — SAVAGE & CROTHER 1989
Urotheca dumerilli — WALLACH et al. 2014: 783
|Distribution||W Colombia (West of the Andes, Cauca, Antioquia, Chocó)|
Type locality: see comment.
|Types||Holotype: MNHN-RA 0733, an adult male|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: MYERS 1974: 175.|
|Comment||MYERS 1974 followed Smith and Grant (1958b) in considering Bibron's illustrations of the holotype as constituting the original description of this species. Thus, the name Calamaria dumerili, as used on the plate, was probably published in 1840 according to Smith and Grant, and the combination Urotheca dumerili, as used in the text, was probably published in 1843. Nonetheless, the exact years of publication are by no means certain (MYERS 1974: 179). Listed with a question mark and no information in Wallach & Williams (unpubl.).|
Distribution: The type locality, originally given as "Cuba," is unknown but the specimen probably came from Colombia (fide MYERS 1974: 176)
Type species: Calamaria dumerilii BIBRON in DE LA SAGRA 1840: 131 is the type species of the genus Urotheca BIBRON 1843 in DE LA SAGRA 1838-1843.