A new species of Oxyrhopus Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Bolivian Andes

Document title: A new species of Oxyrhopus Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Bolivian Andes
Journal: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias
System number: 000435984
ISSN: 0001-3765
Authors: 1
Institutions: 1Museo de Historia Natural Noel Kempff Mercado, Santa Cruz. Bolivia
2Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul. Brasil
Volumen: 92
Country: Brasil
Language: Inglés
Document type: Artículo
Approach: Analítico, descriptivo
English abstract We describe a new dipsadine snake species, of the genus OxyrhopusWagler, 1830, from the highlands of Bolivia. Oxyrhopus emberti sp. n. is diagnosed from its congeners based on external and hemipenial morphology. The new species inhabits the humid forests of Yungas and Tucumano-Bolivian Forest highlands, between 1.200 – 1.800 meters above sea level, and is likely to be a Bolivian endemic. We also discuss the relationships of the new species with Andean congeners and provide a key to the identification of the Oxyrhopus species from the Central Andes of Bolivia and Peru
Disciplines: Biología
Keyword: Taxonomía y sistemática,
Anfibios y reptiles,
Nuevas especies,
Descripción taxonómica,
Claves de identificación,
Oxyrhopus emberti,
Keyword: Taxonomy and systematics,
Amphibians and reptiles,
New species,
Taxonomic description,
Identification keys,
Oxyrhopus emberti,
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