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Dendrophidion apharocybe CADLE, 2012

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymDendrophidion apharocybe CADLE 2012
Dendrophidion dendrophis — GAIGE et al 1937: 12 (part)
Dendrophidion vinitor — SMITH 1941: 74–75 (part)
Dendrophidion apharocybe — WALLACH et al. 2014: 224 
DistributionCosta Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

Type locality: Finca La Selva, 40 m elevation, Heredia Province, Costa Rica  
TypesHolotype: LACM 148593, an adult male. Collected 9 December 1974 by C. Dock, Carl Lieb, and Catherine Toft. The holotype is 908 mm total length; 574 mm SVL; 334 mm tail length (complete); (Figs. 2B, 7, 14C). Paratypes: USNM 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: CADLE 2012: 200.
CommentSimilar species: Dendrophidion apharocybe previously has been confused with another new species, D. crybelum, and with D. vinitor as redefined by CADLE 2012.

Distribution: map in CADLE 2012: 206.

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Cadle, John E. 2012. Cryptic Species Within the Dendrophidion vinitor Complex In Middle America (Serpentes: Colubridae). Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 160 (4): 183-240. - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Hilje B, Chaves G, Klank J, Timmerman F, Feltham J, Gillingwater S, Piraino T, Rojas E 2020. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Tirimbina Biological Reserve: a baseline for conservation, research and environmental education in a lowland tropical wet forest in Costa Rica. Check List 16(6): 1633-1655 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Morato, Sérgio Augusto Abrahão; Guilherme Nunes Ferreira; Michela Rossane Cavilha Scupino (eds.) 2018. Herpetofauna da Amazônia Central: Estudos na FLONA de Saracá-Taquera. Curitiba, Pr: STCP Engenharia de Projetos Ltda.; Porto Trombetas, Pa: MRN – Mineração Rio do Norte S.A., 2018.<br />210p. - get paper here
  • Ray, Julie M. and Patty Ruback 2015. Updated checklists of snakes for the provinces of Panamá and Panamá Oeste, Republic of Panama. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (2): 168-188 - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - 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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