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Xenopholis werdingorum JANSEN, ÁLVAREZ & KÖHLER, 2009

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymXenopholis werdingorum JANSEN, ÁLVAREZ & KÖHLER 2009
Xenopholis werdingorum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 803 
DistributionBolivia (Santa Cruz: Cerrado), Brazil

Type locality: Hacienda San Sebastián (S 16°21.676’, W 62°00.017’, 550 m), Province of Ñuflo de Chávez, Department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MNK R 4700, adult female; collected about 2300 hours on 25 October 2006 by M. Jansen and A. Schulze. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe name werdingorum is a noun in the genitive case, proposed to honor the family Werding, owners of type locality Hacienda San Sebastián. Lutz Werding provided great hospitality and encouragement for Jansene et al. and their inventories of the flora and fauna on their property. Furthermore, the family Werding generously provided broad logistic and financial support for the building of a biological research station (Centro de Investigaciónes Ecológicas Chiquitos) on their grounds. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Costa, Henrique Caldeira & Renato Silveira Bérnils 2015. Répteis brasileiros: lista de espécies 2015 Herpetologia Brasileira 4 (3): 75-93
  • JANSEN, MARTIN; LUCINDO GONZALES ÁLVAREZ & GUNTHER KÖHLER 2009. Description of a new species of Xenopholis (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Cerrado of Bolivia, with comments on Xenopholis scalaris in Bolivia. Zootaxa 2222: 31-45 - get paper here
  • Powell, Randy L.; Cord Blake Eversole, Ashton V. Crocker, Dennis Lizarro, Reinaldo Cholima Bravo 2016. Xenopholis werdingorum, Jansen, Álvarez & Köhler, 2009 (Squamata: Dipsadidae): range extension with comments on distribution Check List 12 (5): - 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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