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A new snake species of the genus Tantilla from the Peruvian Andes

AutorInnen: 
Koch, C., Venegas, P. J.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2016
Vollständiger Titel: 
A large and unusually colored new snake species of the genus Tantilla (Squamata; Colubridae) from the Peruvian Andes
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Publiziert in: 
PeerJ
Publikationstyp: 
Elektronische Publikation
DOI Name: 
10.7717/peerj.2767
Keywords: 
Dry forest, Endemic, Skull morphology, Osteology, Hemipenes morphology, La Libertad, Inter-Andean valley, Phylogenetic relationship, Serpentes, Reptilia, Micro-computed tomography
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Koch, C., Venegas, P. J. (2016): A large and unusually colored new snake species of the genus Tantilla (Squamata; Colubridae) from the Peruvian Andes. - PeerJ 4:e2767; doi 10.7717/peerj.2767
Abstract: 

A new colubrid species of the genus Tantilla from the dry forest of the northern Peruvian Andes is described on the basis of two specimens, which exhibit a conspicuous sexual dimorphism. Tantilla tjiasmantoi sp. nov. represents the third species of the genus in Peru. The new species is easily distinguished from its congeners by the combination of scalation characteristics and the unusual transversely-banded color pattern on the dorsum. A detailed description of the skull morphology of the new species is given based on micro-computed tomography images. The habitat of this new species is gravely threatened due to human interventions. Conservation efforts are urgently needed in the inter-Andean valley of the Marañon River.

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