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Bothrops barnetti PARKER, 1938

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Barnett's Lancehead 
SynonymBothrops barnetti PARKER 1938: 447
Trimeresurus barnetti — SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943
Bothrops barnetti — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 44
Bothrops barnetti — WELCH 1994: 33
Bothrops barnetti — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 258
Bothrops barnetti — CARRASCO et al. 2012
Bothrops barnetti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 116 
DistributionN Peru (on the pacific coast between Lobitos and Talara/Piura, and the Rio Moche/La Libertad)

Type locality: From mouths of Quebradas Honda and Perines, between Lobitos and Talara, northern Peru.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.18.71 (formerly BMNH 1926.3.24.40). 
DiagnosisDescription: T. barnetti is a small desert pit-viper closely resembling the fer-der-lance (T. atrox) but differing in its smaller size, lower number of subcaudals, and the enlarged terminal scute of the tail (SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943: 322). 

Incertae sedis fide FENWICK et al. 2009 but closely related to B. pictus. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Burgess Barnett (1888-1944), Curator of Reptiles, London Zoo (1932-1937). He also worked at the Rangoon Zoological Gardens, Burma (Myanmar) (1938) until his death in Bengal. He also collected the types of this species in Peru. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Chávez, G. 2007. Looking for Macanches in the Dry Forest of Peru. Part 2: Bothrops barnetti. Reptilia (GB) (52): - get paper here
  • Chávez, G. & Venegas, P. 2007. Looking for Macanches in the dry forest of Peru. Reptilia (GB) (51): 54-59 - get paper here
  • FENWICK, ALLYSON M.; RONALD L. GUTBERLET JR, JENNAFER A. EVANS, CHRISTOPHER L. PARKINSON 2009. Morphological and molecular evidence for phylogeny and classification of South American pitvipers, genera Bothrops, Bothriopsis, and Bothrocophias (Serpentes: Viperidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 156 (3): 617-640 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Parker,H.W. 1938. The vertical distribution of some reptiles and amphibians in southern Ecuador. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (11) 2: 438-450 - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. & WALKER Jr. ,W.F. 1943. Snakes of the Peruvian coastal region. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. nat. Hist., Chicago, 24: 297-327 - get paper here
  • Silva, Walter 2012. Haltung und Zucht der Sancarranca (Bothrops barnetti). Ophidia 6 (1): - 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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