Thamnodynastes dixoni BAILEY & THOMAS, 2007
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Thamnodynastes dixoni?
|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Synonym||Thamnodynastes dixoni BAILEY & THOMAS 2007|
Thamnodynastes dixoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 717
|Distribution||Venezuela (Apure), SE Colombia|
Type locality: Hato La Guanota, 4 km west of San Fernando, Apure State, Venezuela.
|Types||Holotype: TCWC 44896, collected 17 October 1973, by James R. Dixon and Mark A. Staton.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A Thamnodynastesof typical pattern with smooth or weakly keeled scales in 19-19-15 rows; cloacal plate divided; chin with distinct but not strong chin stripes (as the dark markings characteristic of T. paraguanae); ventrals in males 152-160, females 141-150; maxillary teeth 12-15+2G (about 70% have 13-14+2G). A very slender spineless hemipenis.|
|Etymology||Named after James R. Dixon (1 August 1928 – 10 January 2015), American herpetologist who spent most of his academic life at Texas A&M University.|