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Phalotris lativittatus FERRAREZZI, 1993

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesPortuguese: Coral-Falsa, Falsa-Coral 
SynonymPhalotris lativittatus FERRAREZZI 1993
Phalotris lativittatus — DE LEMA 2002
Phalotris lativittatus — MOURA et al. 2013
Phalotris lativittatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 546
Phalotris lativittatus — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Sao Paulo, Santa Catarina), elevation 700-1000 m.

Type locality: "Brasil: São Paulo: municipio de Matão (22S, 48W)."  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 26188, a 775 mm male (J.M. Guerra, 25 May 1966). 
CommentP. lativittatus is characterized by a wide lateral dark stripe, containing three or more longitudinal dorsal scale rows, unmarked ventral surface, and evident clear and dark coloration of the nape. 
  • ARAUJO, C.O. & ALMEIDA-SANTOS, S.M. 2011. Herpetofauna in a cerrado remnant in the state of Sao Paulo, Southeastern Brazil. [in Portuguese] Biota Neotropica 11 (3): 47-62 - get paper here
  • Braz, Henrique B. P.; Cybele O. Araujo, Selma M. 2009. Almeida-Santos. Life history traits of the snake Phalotris lativittatus (Xenodontinae: Elapomorphini) from the Brazilian Cerrado. Herpetology Notes 2: 163-164 - get paper here
  • Braz, Henrique B.; Kasperoviczus, Karina N.; Almeida-Santos, Selma Maria 2014. Reproductive ecology and diet of the fossorial snake Phalotris lativittatus in the Brazilian Cerrado. The Herpetological Journal 234 (1): 49-57 - get paper here
  • DE LEMA, T. 2002. New species of Phalotris from northern Brazil with notes on the nasutus group (Serpentes: Elapomorphinae). Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS Serie Zoologia, 15(2): 201-214.
  • Entiauspe-Neto, Omar Machado; Arthur Tiutenko, Weverton dos Santos Azevedo, & Arthur Diesel Abegg 2021. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence: on the taxonomic identity of Phalotris cerradensis Silveira, 2020. Revue suisse de Zoologie 128(1): 53-60
  • Ferrarezzi H. 1993. Nota sobre o genero Phalotris com revisao do grupo nasutus e descricao de tres novas especies (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae). Mem. Inst. Butantan 55 (SUPPL. 1): 21-38. - get paper here
  • Fiorillo, B. F., Maciel, J. H., & Martins, M. 2021. Composition and natural history of a snake community from the southern Cerrado, southeastern Brazil. ZooKeys 1056: 95-147 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Guedes, Thaís B.; Ricardo J. Sawaya, Alexander Zizka, Shawn Laffan, Søren Faurby, R. Alexander Pyron, Renato S. Bérnils, Martin Jansen, Paulo Passos, Ana L. C. Prudente, Diego F. Cisneros-Heredia, Henrique B. Braz, Cristiano de C. Nogueira, Alexandre 2017. Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes. Global Ecol Biogeogr 00:1–8 - get paper here
  • Moura, Mario Ribeiro; Henrique Caldeira Costa & Renata Magalhães Pirani 2013. Rediscovery of Phalotris concolor (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Elapomorphini). ZOOLOGIA 30 (4): 430–436 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Sawaya, Ricardo Jannini; Otavio Augusto Vuolo Marques <br />& Marcio Martins 2008. Composition and natural history of a Cerrado snake assemblage at Itirapina, São Paulo state, southeastern Brazil Biota Neotropica 8 (2): 127-149 - get paper here
  • Silveira Vasconcelos, Tiago da & Tiago Gomes dos Santos 2009. Reptilia, Serpentes, Dipsadidae, Phalotris lativittatus: Distribution extension and geographic distribution map. Check List 5 (1): 005–007 - 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, Hussam; Fausto Erritto BarboI; Paola Sanchez Martínez; Cristiano Nogueira; Miguel Trefaut Rodrigues; Ricardo Jannini Sawaya 2011. Répteis do Estado de São Paulo: conhecimento atual e perspectivas. Biota Neotropica, 11 (1): 1–15. - get paper here
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