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Tantilla boipiranga SAWAYA & SAZIMA, 2003

IUCN Red List - Tantilla boipiranga - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTantilla boipiranga SAWAYA & SAZIMA 2003
Tantilla boipiranga — WALLACH et al. 2014: 699
Tantilla boipiranga — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionSE Brazil (Minas Gerais [HR 34: 390])

Type locality: “montane fields of the Serra do Cipó, Santana do Riacho, Minas Gerais, SE Brazil (19° 17’ S, 43° 36’ W), elevation 1200 m.  
TypesHolotype: ZUEC 1840, adult male 
EtymologyNamed after the words “boi” (= snake) and “piranga” (= red) in the Tupi native Brazilian language. The reddish pattern is shared with T. rubra. T. boipiranga may mimic the similarly colored colubrids of the genus Phalotris. 
  • 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
  • Sawaya, R.J. & Sazima, I. 2003. A new species of Tantilla (Serpentes: Colubridae) from southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 59 (1): 119-126 - get paper here
  • SILVEIRA, A.L.; G.A. COTTA & M.R.S. PIRES 2009. Distribuição geográfica e variação fenotípica de Tantilla boipiranga Sawaya & Sazima, 2003 (Serpentes, Colubridae). Geographic distribution and phenotypic variation of Tantilla boipiranga Sawaya & Sazima, 2003 (Serpentes, Colubridae). Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 67: 93 - 101 - 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.
  • Wilson, Larry David and Vicente Mata-Silva 2015. A checklist and key to the snakes of the Tantilla clade (Squamata: Colubridae), with comments on distribution and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (4): 418 - get paper here
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