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Bothriechis supraciliaris (TAYLOR, 1954)

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Blotched Eyelash-Pitviper, Blotched Palm-pitviper
G: Gefleckte Lanzenotter
S: Bocaracá manchada 
SynonymBothrops schlegelii supraciliaris TAYLOR 1954
Bothriechis supraciliaris — SOLORZANO et al. 1998
Bothriechis supraciliaris — PORRAS & SOLORZANO 2006
Bothriechis supraciliaris — CASTOE et al. 2006
Bothriechis supraciliaris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 109
Bothriechis supraciliaris — ARTEAGA et al. 2024: 27 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama

Type locality: “mountains near San Isidro del General, San Jose Province, Costa Rica."  
TypesHolotype: KU 31997 

Habitat: forests, probably fully arboreal, based on similarity to schlegelii

Synonymy: Werman, 1984 concluded that “supraciliaris does not represent a distinguishable species or subspecies, based on external morphology. The lack of any clear morphological distinction indicates that specimens previously assigned to supraciliaris are individuals of schlegelii with anomalous characteristics.” 
  • Arteaga A, Pyron RA, Batista A, Vieira J, Meneses Pelayo E, Smith EN, Barrio Amorós CL, Koch C, Agne S, Valencia JH, Bustamante L, Harris KJ 2024. Systematic revision of the Eyelash Palm-Pitviper Bothriechis schlegelii (Serpentes, Viperidae), with the description of five new species and revalidation of three. Evolutionary Systematics 8(1): 15-64 - get paper here
  • Batista, A., Hertz, A., Ponce, M. and Lotzkat, S. 2020. Notes on amphibians and reptiles from western Panama Notes on amphibians and reptiles from western Panama. Herpetology Notes 13: 219-229. - get paper here
  • Castoe, Todd A. and Christopher L. Parkinson 2006. Bayesian mixed models and the phylogeny of pitvipers (Viperidae: Serpentes). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 39 (1): 91-110 - get paper here
  • Jesus, J.E. de 2007. Geographic distribution: Bothriechis supraciliaris. Herpetological Review 38, 4: 485 - get paper here
  • Lillywhite, Harvey B. 2014. How Snakes Work: Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes. Oxford University Press, New York, 256 pp
  • Porras, L.W. & Solórzano, A. 2006. Costa Rica’s venomous snakes. Reptilia (GB) (48): 11-17 - get paper here
  • Porras, L.W. & Solórzano, A. 2006. Die Schlangen Costa Ricas. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (61): 20-27 - get paper here
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • Solorzano, Alejandro; Gomez, L.D.; Crother, B.I. 1998. Redescription and validation of Bothriechis supraciliaris (Serpentes: Viperidae). Revista de Biologia Tropical 46 (2): 453- - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1954. Further studies on the serpents of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 36: 673-800. - 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.
  • Werman, S. D. 1984. The taxonomic status of Bothrops supraciliaris Taylor. Journal of Herpetology 18: 484-486 - get paper here
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