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Trachyboa gularis PETERS, 1860

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Higher TaxaTropidophiidae, Henophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Southern Eyelash Boa 
SynonymTrachyboa gularis PETERS 1860
Trachyboa gularis — BOULENGER 1893: 109
Trachyboa gularis var. multimaculata ROSEN 1905: 169
Trachyboa gularis — STIMSON 1969
Trachyboa gularis — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 215
Trachyboa gularis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 735 

Type locality: “Guayaquil” [Ecuador]  
TypesSyntypes: ZMB 3770-1, 4499 
CommentSynonymy that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Type species: Trachyboa gularis PETERS 1860 is the type species of the genus Trachyboa PETERS 1860.

Habitat: partly arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
  • Brongersma, L.D. 1951. Some notes upon the anatomy of Tropidophis and Trachyboa (Serpentes). Zoologische Mededelingen 31: 107-124 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1861. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 2. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • McDiarmid, R.W.; Campbell, J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. [type catalogue] Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1860. Eine neue Gattung von Riesenschlangen vor, welche von einem gebornen Preussen, Hrn. Carl Reiss, in Guayaquil nebst mehreren anderen werthvollen Naturalien dem zoologischen Museum zugesandt worden ist. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1860 (April): 200-202 - get paper here
  • Rosén, N. 1905. List of the snakes in the Zoological Museum of Lund and Malmö, with descriptions of new species and a new genus. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15: 168-181 - 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
  • 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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