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A new species of Erythrolamprus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontini) from the savannas of northern South America

Entiauspe-Neto, Omar M. [1] ; Abegg, Arthur D. [2, 3] ; Koch, Claudia [4] ; Nunez, Leroy P. [5] ; Azevedo, Weverton S. [2, 3] ; Moraes, Leandro J. C. L. [2, 6] ; Tiutenko, Arthur [7] ; Bialves, Tatiane S. [1] ; Loebmann, Daniel [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Fed Rio Grande, Inst Ciencias Biol, Lab Vertebrados, Av Italia Km 8, BR-96203900 Rio Grande, RS - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Programa Posgrad Zool, Rua Matao, 321, Travessa 14, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Inst Butantan, Lab Colecoes Zool, Ave Vital Brasil 1-500, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Zool Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, D-53113 Bonn - Germany
[5] Amer Museum Nat Hist, Richard Gilder Grad Sch, Dept Herpetol, New York, NY 10024 - USA
[6] Inst Nacl de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Coordenacao Biodiversidade, Ave Andre Araujo 2936, BR-69080971 Manaus, Amazonas - Brazil
[7] Friedrich Alexander Univ Erlangen Nurnberg, Schlosspl 4, D-91054 Erlangen - Germany
Total Affiliations: 7
Document type: Journal article
Source: SALAMANDRA; v. 57, n. 2, p. 196-218, MAY 15 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Erythrolamprus BOIE, 1826 is a highly diverse dipsadid snake genus, ranging from Central America south to Argentina and Uruguay. In this work, we reassess the taxonomic status of specimens previously identified as Erythrolamprus poecilogyrus schotti (SCHLEGEL, 1837) from the savannah habitats of Roraima state, northern Brazil, Guyana, and Bolivar state, Venezuela. Based on novel molecular and morphological evidence, we conclude that these specimens represent a distinct, diagnosable and reciprocally monophyletic taxon. We here describe it as a new species. Furthermore, we comment on the taxonomy of other Erythrolamprus spp.. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/03587-9 - Scales of biodiversity: integrated studies of snake venom evolution and function across multiple levels of diversity
Grantee:Weverton dos Santos Azevedo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Technical Training Program - Technical Training