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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesPortuguese: Come-Lesma, Dormideira 
SynonymDipsas sazimai FERNANDES, MARQUES & ARGÔLO 2010
Dipsas sazimai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 234
Dipsas sazimai — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (atlantic forest in Espiritó Santo, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Alagoas, Sergipe ?, NE São Paulo, Pernambuco)

Type locality: Brazil, state of Rio de Janeiro, municipality of Casimiro de Abreu (22° 28’S, 42° 12’W, ca. 80 m elevation).  
TypesHolotype: MNRJ 15136, adult male, collected by C. C. Siqueira and W. C. Kiefer on 30 October 2005. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: (1) 15- 15-15 dorsals; (2) temporals not entering orbit; (3) loreal enters orbit; (4) prefrontals generally enter orbit; (5) one pair of infralabials in contact behind symphysial; (6) infralabials contact second pair of chinshields; (7) 187–209 ventral scales in males, 193–202 in females; (8) 107–129 subcaudal scales in males, 107–116 in females; (9) 17–21 maxillary teeth; (10) anterior portion of body with rounded dorsal blotches generally wider than interblotches; (11) median and mostly posterior portion of body with blotches higher than long and narrower than interblotches; (12) posterior body blotches lighter than anterior blotches; (13) posterior blotches with conspicuous white edge in paraventral region; (14) tiny and vertically oriented streaks in the interblotches from the posterior half of body; (15) labial scales not heavily pigmented; (16) head mostly immaculate; (17) the first blotch not reaching the rictus [from FERNANDES et al. 2010].
CommentDistribution: see map in FERNANDES et al. 2010. See map in Nogueira et al. 2019.

Habitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet honors Ivan Sazima for his relevant contributions to herpetology in Brazil and his immense contributions to the knowledge of the Brazilian vertebrate fauna. 
  • Cozer, J. S., Pereira-Ribeiro, J., Linause, T. M., Ferreguetti, A. C., de Godoy Bergallo, H., & da Rocha, C. F. D. 2020. Reptile diversity in the Duas Bocas Biological Reserve, Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 60, e20206040-e20206040 - get paper here
  • FERNANDES, DANIEL S.; OTAVIO A. V. MARQUES & ANTÔNIO J. S. ARGÔLO 2010. A new species of Dipsas Laurenti from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Zootaxa 2691: 57–66 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de 2014. Squamate reptiles of the Atlantic Forest of northern Bahia, Brazil. Check List 10 (5): 1020-1030 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de; Arthur Diesel Abegg, Iuri Ribeiro Dias, Elbano Paschoal de Figueiredo Moraes 2018. Herpetofauna from Serra da Jibóia, an Atlantic Rainforest remnant in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil. Herpetology Notes 11: 59-72 - get paper here
  • Freitas, Marco Antonio de; Arthur Diesel Abegg, Thais Figueiredo Santos Silva, Patrícia Mendes Fonseca, Breno Hamdan, Thiago Filadelfo 2019. Herpetofauna of Serra do Timbó, an Atlantic Forest remnant in the State of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. Herpetology Notes 12: 245-260 - get paper here
  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira. 9(2): 121 – 214
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - 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
  • Mebert K., Passos P., Fernandes D.S., Entiauspe-Neto O.M., Alvez F.Q., Machado A.S., Lopes R.T. 2020. A new species of snail-eating snake, Dipsas Cope, 1860 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Dipsadinae), from the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. South American Journal of Herpetology 17 (1): 43–62 - 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
  • Oliveira, Jane C.F.; Rodrigo Castellari Gonzalez; Paulo Passos; Davor Vrcibradic & Carlos Frederico Duarte Rocha 2020. Non-Avian Reptiles of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: status of knowledge and commented list. Pap. Avulsos Zool. 60: e20206024 - get paper here
  • Roberto, I.J.; C.R. Oliveira; J.A. Araujo Filho; R.W. Ávila 2014. Dipsas sazimai Fernandes, Marques & Argolo, 2010 (Squamata: Dipsadidae): Distribution extension and new State record. Check List 10 (1):209-210 - get paper here
  • Roberto, Igor Joventino; Cícero Ricardo de Oliveira, João Antonio de Araújo Filho, Herivelto Faustino de Oliveira, Robson Waldemar Ávila 2017. The herpetofauna of the Serra do Urubu mountain range: a key biodiversity area for conservation in the brazilian atlantic forest. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 57 (27): 347-373 - 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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