Erythrolamprus vitti (DIXON, 2000)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Erythrolamprus vitti?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Liophis vitti DIXON 2000|
Erythrolamprus vitti — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Liophis vitti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 387
|Distribution||Ecuador (Pacific Andean slopes near the Colombian border), Colombia (south to Nariño, near Ipiales and to Santafe)|
Type locality: Maldonado, 1410 m, Carchi, Ecuador (0° 54’ N, 78° 06’ W).
|Types||Holotype: KU 179506|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Liophis vitti is distinguished from all other species of Liophis by the following combination of characters: presence of enclosed white marks in a wide (five and two adjacent half-scale rows) black middorsal body stripe from about the middle of the body to the tail; presence of a wide (one and two adjacent half-scale rows) black lateral stripe on scale rows 2–4 from about midbody to the tip of the tail, bordered above and below by a pale line; ventrals yellow to cream with widely scattered lateral black marks on ever y second or third ventral; subcaudals either immaculate yellow or with a narrow midventral black line; dorsal scale rows 17–17–15; dorsal scales with single apical pits.|
|Etymology||Named in honor of Laurie J. Vitt.|