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Urotheca lateristriga (BERTHOLD, 1859)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesS: Culebra de labios manchados 
SynonymLiophis lateristriga BERTHOLD 1859: 180
Dromicus frenatus PETERS 1863: 278
Dromicus multilineatus var. B PETERS 1863: 279
Dromicus nuntius JAN 1867
Urotheca lateristriga — BOULENGER 1894: 181
Urotheca coronata STEINDACHNER 1901: 106
Urotheca lateristriga — ANDERSSON 1901: 22
Erythrolamprus labialis WERNER 1909: 237
Rhadinaea lateristriga lateristriga — DUNN 1944: 493
Rhadinaea lateristriga lateristriga — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 266
Rhadinaea lateristriga — MYERS 1974: 185
Urotheca lateristriga — SAVAGE & CROTHER 1989
Rhadinea [sic] lateristriga — CARRERA et al. 2009
Urotheca lateristriga — WALLACH et al. 2014: 783 
DistributionColombia (incl. Valle del Cauca), Ecuador

Type locality: Popayán, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: lost (formerly ZMUG = ZIUG, Göttingen), collected by C. Degenhardt, 1839–1845, lost fide Medem (1965: 304).
Holotype: ZMB 4582, Bogota, Columbien [Dromicus multilineatus var. B PETERS 1863: 279]
Holotype: ZMH 2126 [Dromicus frenatus]
Holotype: ZSM 103/1926, adult, “Babahoyo, Ecuador”, collected by Prinzessin Therese von Bayern, no date [coronata] 
CommentSynonymy and subspecies mainly after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Types: The holotype of Dromicus frenatus PETERS 1863: 278 (ZMB 2126) was formerly thought to be lost, but is present.

Distribution: not in Venezuela (Luis Esqueda, pers. comm., 21 April 2016, see also Natera-Mumaw et al. 2015). 
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