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Ptychophis flavovirgatus GOMES, 1915

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Fanged Water Snake 
SynonymPtychophis flavovirgatus GOMES 1915
Paraptychophis meyeri LEMA 1967
Paratychophis flavovirgatus
Ptychophis flavovirgatus — SCARTOZZONI & MARQUES 2004
Ptychophis flavovirgatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 618
Ptychophis flavovirgatus — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Santa Catarina, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul)

Type locality: "São Bento, Estado de Santa Catharina, Brazil." [=São Bento do Sul, northeastern Santa Catarina State, southern Brazil, 26˚15'S, 49˚23'W].  
TypesHolotype: IBSP (= IB) 526, a 510 mm male (A. Swarowsky, April 1914). 
CommentBelongs to the Tachymenini, together with 6 other genera (BAILEY 1967).

Type species: Ptychophis flavovirgatus GOMES 1915 is the type species of the genus Ptychophis GOMES 1915. 
  • Bailey, Joseph R. 1967. The synthetic approach to colubrid classification. Herpetologica 23 (2): 155-161 - get paper here
  • Gomes, J.F. 1915. Contribuição para o conhecimento dos ophidios do Brasil. 1. Descrição de quatro especies novas e um novo Gênero de opisthóglyphos. 2. Ophidios do Museu Rocha (Ceará). Ann. Paulistas Med. & Chirurg. 4 (6): 121-129
  • Lema, Th. de 1967. Novo gênero e espécie de serpente opistoglifodonte do Brasil Meridional (Colubridae, Boiginae). Iheringia (Zool.) (35): 61-74
  • Lema, Thales de;Hofstadler Deiques, Clarice 1992. Contribuicao ao conhecimento da "Cobra espada d'Agua", Ptychophis flavovirgatus Gomes, (Serpentes, Colubridae, Xenodontinae, Tachymenini). Comun. Mus. Cienc. PUCRS, ser. zool. 5 (6): 55-83
  • Nogueira, Cristiano C.; Antonio J.S. Argôlo, Vanesa Arzamendia, Josué A. Azevedo,<br />Fausto E. Barbo, Renato S. Bérnils, Bruna E. Bolochio, Marcio Borges-Martins,<br />Marcela Brasil-Godinho, Henrique Braz0, Marcus A. Buononato, Diego F. Cisnero 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
  • Porto,M. & Caramaschi,U. 1988. Notes on the taxonomic status, biology, and distribution of Ptychophis flavovirgatus GOMES 1915 (Ophidia, Colubridae). Ann. Acad. bras. Ci. 60 (4): 471-475 - get paper here
  • Scartozzoni, Rodrigo R. & Otavio A. V. Marques 2004. Sexual dimorphism, reproductive cycle, and fecundity of the Brazilian water snake Ptychophis flavovirgatus (Serpentes, Colubridae). Phyllomedusa 3 (1): 69-73 - 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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