Helicops apiaka

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Dipsadidae
Subfamilia: Xenodontinae
Genus: Helicops
Species: Helicops apiaka

Name[edit]

  • Helicops apiaka Kawashita-Ribeiro, Ávila & Morais, 2013
Holotype: UFMT-R 8512, adult male, collected on 27 October 2009 by Carolina L. Cavlac.
Type locality: Left margin (downstream) of the Teles Pires River (9°27’04.30’’S; 56°30’51.9’’W, datum SAD 69), municipality of Paranaíta, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Etymology: Named after the Apiaká ethnic group, which inhabits the northern region of the Mato Grosso State, Brazil.

References[edit]

  • Kawashita-Ribeiro, Ricardo Alexandre; Robson Waldemar Ávila, and Drausio Honorio Morais, 2013: A New Snake of the Genus Helicops Wagler, 1830 (Dipsadidae, Xenodontinae) from Brazil. Herpetologica, 69(1): 80–90. DOI: 10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-12-00013.