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Oxyrhopus fitzingeri (TSCHUDI, 1845)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesOxyrhopus fitzingeri fitzingeri (TSCHUDI 1845)
Oxyrhopus fitzingeri frizzelli SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943 
Common NamesE: Fitzinger's False Coral Snake 
SynonymSiphlophis Fitzingeri TSCHUDI 1845: 165
Oxyrhopus fitzingeri — JAN 1863: 93
Oxyrrhopus [sic] fitzingeri — COPE 1878: 33
Oxyrhopus fitzingeri — PETERS et al. 1970: 231
Oxyrhopus fitzingeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 517

Oxyrhopus fitzingeri frizzelli SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943
Oxyrhopus fitzingeri frizzelli SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943: 313
Clelia fitzingeri — DUNN 1923
Pseudoboa fitzingeri — AMARAL 1925 
DistributionW Ecuador, W Peru

frizzelli: Peru (Piura); Type locality: Negritos, Piura, Peru.

Type locality: Peru  
TypesLectotype: MHNN (Neuchatel)
Holotype: FMNH No. 35997 [frizzelli] 
CommentSynonymy of frizzelli after SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943.

Photo on cover of Ophidia 2 (2) (2008). 
EtymologyNamed after Leopold Josef Fitzinger (1802-1884), Austrian naturalist.

The subspecies frizzelli was named after the collectors, Harriet E. and Don L. Frizzell. 
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  • Cope, E.D. 1878. Synopsis of the cold blooded Vertebrata, procured by Prof. James Orton, during his exploration of Peru in 1876-77. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 17: 33-49 [1877] - get paper here
  • Cuadrado SS, Loor YA, Narváez AE 2020. Herpetofauna of Engabao, Playas Canton, Ecuador, with notes on the occurrence of Ceratoprhys stolzmanni (Steindachner, 1882). Check List 16(3): 665-674 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1863. Elenco Sistematico degli Ofidi descriti e disegnati per l'Iconografia Generale. Milano, A. Lombardi. vii + 143 pp. - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Schätti, B. 1985. Catalogue des types et des exemplaires figurés du Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Neuchâtel - II. Ophidiens. Bibliotheques et Muses de la Ville de Neuchatel, 1985: 98-108.
  • Schmidt,K.P. & WALKER Jr. ,W.F. 1943. Snakes of the Peruvian coastal region. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. nat. Hist., Chicago, 24: 297-327 - get paper here
  • Schultschik, Günther 2001. Leben und Werk des Leopold Jos. Fitzinger. Beiträge zur Literatur und Geschichte der Herpetologie und Terrarienkunde 1: - 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
  • Tschudi,J. J. von 1845. Reptilium conspectum quae in republica Peruana reperiuntur er pleraque observata vel collecta sunt in itenere. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 11 (1): 150-170 [reprint 1968, SSAR; sometimes cited as being published in 1846]. - 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.
  • Werner, FRANZ 1901. Reptilien und Batrachier aus Peru und Bolivien. Abhandl. Ber. Zool. Anthrop. Mus. Dresden, 9 (2): 1-14 [1900] - get paper here
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