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Taxonomic Status of Two Simultaneously Described Apostolepis Cope, 1862 Species (Dipsadidae: Elapomorphini) from Caatinga Enclaves Moist Forests, Brazil

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Entiauspe-Neto, Omar M. [1] ; Guedes, Thais B. [2, 3] ; Loebmann, Daniel [1] ; de Lema, Thales [4, 5]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande, Inst Ciencias Biol, Lab Vertebrados, Av Italia, Km 8, BR-96203900 Rio Grande, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Maranhao, Programa Posgrad Biodiversidade Ambiente & Saude, Super Caxias, Praca Duque de Caxias, BR-65604380 Caxias, De - Brazil
[3] Univ Gothenburg, Gothenburg Global Biodivers Ctr, Dept Biol & Environm Sci, Box 461, SE-40530 Gothenburg - Sweden
[4] Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio Grande do Sul, Fac Biociencias, POB 1429, BR-90619900 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
[5] Pontificia Univ Catolica Rio Grande do Sul, Nucleo Sistemat Vertebrados, Museu Ciencias & Tecnol, POB 1429, BR-90619900 Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Herpetology; v. 54, n. 2, p. 225-234, JUN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Apostolepis mariae and Apostolepis thalesdelemai are two simultaneously described Elapomorphini snake species for two mountain ranges of Caatinga Enclaves moist forests in the state of Ceara, northeastern Brazil. Both species were differentiated from congeners and from one another based exclusively on external morphology. We examined the type specimens as well as a comprehensive series of specimens for both species and provide evidence for the recognition of both taxa as conspecific. We apply Article 24.2.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) that provides guidelines for taxonomic status precedence for both species based on the principle of the first reviser decision. Based on the ICZN code, we gave precedence for A. thalesdelemai over A. mariae. Finally, we provide a complementary diagnosis for A. thalesdelemai along with comments on its geographic distribution, natural history, and conservation. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/18837-7 - Unveiling the hidden limits of species clusters: a cross-methodological approach to identify bioregions of neotropical snakes
Grantee:Thaís Barreto Guedes da Costa
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
FAPESP's process: 13/04170-8 - Historical biogeography of the snakes from open landscapes in South America
Grantee:Thaís Barreto Guedes da Costa
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate