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Urotheca fulviceps (COPE, 1886)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymRhadinaea fulviceps COPE 1886: 279
Liophis pachyurus DUNN 1931: 163
Rhadinaea pachyura fulviceps — DUNN 1944: 492
Rhadinaea pachyura fulviceps — PETERS 1960
Rhadinaea pachyura fulviceps — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 267
Rhadinaea fulviceps — VILLA et al. 1988
Urotheca fulviceps — SAVAGE & CROTHER 1989
Rhadinaea fulviceps — KORNACKER 1999: 131
Urotheca fulviceps — SAVAGE 2002
Urotheca fulviceps — WALLACH et al. 2014: 783 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia (Valle del Cauca), Venezuela (Zulia; KORNACKER 1999)

Type locality: Panama  
TypesHolotype: USNM 61187 (original catalog number USNM 14118), probable holotype fide USNM catalog. 
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  • Dunn, E. R. 1931. Some Central American snake genera. Copeia 1931 (4): 163 - get paper here
  • Dunn, E.R. 1944. A revision of the Colombian snakes of the genera Leimadophis, Lygophis, Liophis, Rhadinaea, and Pliocercus, with a note on Colombian Coniophanes. Caldasia 2 (10): 479-495
  • González-Maya, José F.; Josue Cardenal-Porras, Sarah A. Wyatt and Juan Mata-Lorenzen 2011. New localities and altitudinal records for the snakes Oxyrhopus petolarius, Spilotes pullatus, and Urotheca fulviceps in Talamanca, Costa Rica. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 82: 1340-1342 - get paper here
  • Knight,J.L. 1988. Notes on Rhadinaea fulviceps COPE (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Ecuador. Journal of Herpetology 22 (3): 344-345 - get paper here
  • Kornacker,P.M. 1999. Checklist and key to the snakes of Venezuela. PaKo-Verlag, Rheinbach, Germany, 270 pp.
  • Manzanilla, Jesús;Mijares-Urrutia, Abraham;Rivero, Ramón 1998. Geographic Distribution. Rhadinaea fulviceps. Herpetological Review 29 (2): 115 - get paper here
  • Natera-Mumaw, Marco; Luis Felipe Esqueda-González & Manuel Castelaín-Fernández 2015. Atlas Serpientes de Venezuela Santiago de Chile, Dimacofi Negocios Avanzados S.A., 456 pp. - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of Ecuador; check list and key. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 122: 489-541 - get paper here
  • Ray, Julie M. and Pablo Santana. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Urotheca fulviceps (red-headed glasstail). Herpetological Review 45 (1): 97 - get paper here
  • Restrepo A, Molina-Zuluaga C, Hurtado JP, Marín CM, Daza JM 2017. Amphibians and reptiles from two localities in the northern Andes of Colombia. Check List 13 (4): 203-237 - get paper here
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
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  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
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