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Crisantophis nevermanni (DUNN, 1937)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dunn's Road Guarder
G: Nevermanns Natter 
SynonymConophis nevermanni DUNN 1937: 214
Conophis nevermanni — WELLMAN 1963: 272
Conophis nevermanni — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 70
Crisantophis nevermanni — VILLA 1971
Crisantophis nevermanni — VILLA et al. 1988
Crisantophis nevermanni — SAVAGE 2002
Crisantophis nevermanni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 189 
DistributionGuatemala, W Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, NW Costa Rica

Type locality: Rio Poas de Aserri (a few miles south of San Jose).  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 22423; Dunn mentions “A female in my own collection, obtained from Prof. Manuel Valerio.” 
CommentType species: Conophis nevermanni DUNN 1937: 214 is the type species of the genus Crisantophis VILLA 1971. 
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  • Villa,J. 1969. Notes on Conophis nevermanni, an addition lo the herpetofauna of Nicaragua. Journal of Herpetology 3:169-71. - get paper here
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