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Oxyrhopus erdisii (BARBOUR, 1913)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymDrepanodon erdisii BARBOUR 1913: 506
Oxyrhopus erdisii — ZAHER & CARAMASCHI 2000
Oxyrhopus erdisii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 517 
DistributionPeru (Cuzco)

Type locality: “Machu Pichu, Peru”  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 8829 
CommentHas been considered as a synonym of O. doliatus before it was revalidated by ZAHER & CARAMASCHI 2000.

Distribution: see map in Gonzales et al. 2020: 9 (fig. 5). 
EtymologyNamed after Ellwood C. Erdis (1867-1944), the chiefengineer of the National Geographic Society and Yale University Peruvian expedition (1912), during which the snake holotype was collected. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1913. Reptiles collected by the Yale Peruvian expedition of 1912. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 1913: 506 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • Gonzales, L., Reichle, S., & Entiauspe-Neto, OM 2020. A new species of Oxyrhopus Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Bolivian Andes. An Acad Bras Cienc 92 (Suppl. 2): e20191428 - 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.
  • Zaher, H.; Caramaschi, U. 2000. Synonymisation of Oxyrhopus venezuelanus Shreve, 1947, with Oxyrhopus doliatus Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril, 1854, and revalidation of Oxyrhopus erdisii (Barbour, 1913) (Serpentes, Colubridae). Dumerilia 4 (2): 113-122 - get paper here
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