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Ninia hudsoni PARKER, 1940

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Guiana Coffee Snake, Hudson's Coffee Snake
Portuguese: Cobra-Preta-de-Cabeça-Branca, Cobra-do-Café 
SynonymNinia hudsoni PARKER 1940: 270
Ninia hudsoni — DUELLMAN 1978: 250
Ninia hudsoni — LEHR et al. 2002
Ninia hudsoni — BERNARDE et al. 2012
Ninia hudsoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 487
Ninia hudsoni — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionGuiana, Ecuador (Amazonas), Peru (Pasco [HR 31: 56], Tambopata, Madre de Dios: [HR 31: 188]), Brazil (Rondônia), SW Colombia

Type locality: New River, British Guiana  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1939.1.19. male 
EtymologyNamed after C. A. Hudson, collector of the types, but otherwise mainly collector of entomological specimens for the Natural History Museum, London. 
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  • Burger, W.L. & Werler,J.E. 1954. The subspecies of the ring-necked coffee snake Ninia diademata, and a short biological and taxonomic account of the genus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 36: 643-672 - get paper here
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  • CATENAZZI, A., LEHR, E. & VON MAY, R. 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru. Biota Neotropica 13 (4): 269-283
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  • Duellman, W. E. 1978. The biology of an equatorial herpetofauna in Amazonian Ecuador. Misc. Publ. Univ. Kans. Mus. Nat. Hist. 65: 1-352 - get paper here
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  • Gonzalez R. C. et al. 2020. Lista dos Nomes Populares dos Répteis no Brasil – Primeira Versão. Herpetologia Brasileira 9 (2): 121 – 214 - get paper here
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - get paper here
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  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo, Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins, Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, 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
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  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of Ecuador; check list and key. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 122: 489-541 - get paper here
  • Rojas-Morales, Julián Andrés; Fabián Andrés Cabrera-Vargas & Diego Huseth Ruiz-Valderrama 2018. Ninia hudsoni (SERPENTES: DIPSADIDAE) AS PREY OF THE CORAL SNAKE Micrurus hemprichii ortonii (SERPENTES: ELAPIDAE) IN NORTHWESTERN AMAZONIA. Bol. Cient. Mus. Hist. Nat. U. de Caldas 22 (1): 102-105; DOI: 10.17151/bccm.2018.22.1.9 - get paper here
  • São-Pedro, Vinícius de Avelar; Marco Antônio de Freitas, Eliana Faria de Oliveira, Nathocley Mendes Venâncio & Alexandre Pinheiro Zanotti 2016. GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF Ninia hudsoni (SERPENTES: DIPSADIDAE) WITH NEW OCCURRENCE RECORDS. Oecologia Australis 20(4): 537-542; doi: 10.4257/oeco.2016.2004.14 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Valencia, Jorge H., Miguel Alcoser-Villagómez, Katty Garzón and Dwain Holmes 2009. Albinism in Ninia hudsoni Parker, 1940 from Ecuador. Herpetozoa 21 (3/4):190-192 - 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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