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Clelia hussami MORATO, FRANCO & SANCHES, 2003

IUCN Red List - Clelia hussami - Data Deficient, DD

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymClelia hussami MORATO, FRANCO & SANCHES 2003
Clelia rustica — ZAHER 1996 (part.)
Clelia rustica — FRANCO et al. 1997
Clelia hussami — BERNILS et al. 2007
Clelia hussami — WALLACH et al. 2014: 170
Clelia hussami — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionS Brazil (Paraná)

Type locality: município de Cruz Machado (26° 01’ S, 51° 20’ W, elevation 940 m), estado de Paraná, Brazil.  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 32859 
CommentClelia hussami can be diagnosed by having 19 midbody dorsal rows, 7 supralabials and 8 infralabials, 204-225 ventrals, 47-56 paired subcaudals, ground coloration light brown with a fine dark reticulum in adults, presence of a narrow dark vertebral line and clear nuchal collar more evident in juveniles, and a creamly light immaculate venter (after MORATO et al. 2003). 
EtymologyNamed after Hussam Zaher, herpetologist at the University of São Paulo. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Morato, S.A.A.; Franco, F.L. & Sanches, E.J. 2003. Uma nova espécie de Clelia (Serpentes, Colubridae) do sul do Brasil. Phyllomedusa 2 (2): 93-100 - get paper here
  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo,<br />Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins,<br />Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz0, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisnero 2019. Atlas of Brazilian snakes: verified point-locality maps to mitigate the Wallacean shortfall in a megadiverse snake fauna. South American J. Herp. 14 (Special Issue 1):1-274 - 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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