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Omoadiphas aurula KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON, 2001

IUCN Red List - Omoadiphas aurula - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymOmoadiphas aurula KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001
Omoadiphas aurula — WALLACH et al. 2014: 505 
DistributionHonduras (Corés)

Type locality: coffee finca near Buenos Aires (15°30.03'N 88°11.13'W, 1250 m elevation, Dep. Corés, Honduras  
TypesHolotype: SMF 78865, female 
CommentType species: Omoadiphas aurula KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001 is the type species of the genus Omoadiphas KÖHLER, MCCRANIE & WILSON 2001. 
EtymologyFrom the Greek “aurula”, meaning “a gentle breeze”, in reference to the type locality, Buenos Aires, meaning “good wind”. 
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • KÖHLER, G., L.D. WILSON & J.R. MCCRANIE 2001. A new genus and species of colubrid snake from the Sierra de Omoa of northwestern Honduras (Reptilia, Squamata). Senckenbergiana biologica 81: 269-276
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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