Lachesis melanocephala

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Lachesis melanocephala

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Crotalinae
Genus: Lachesis
Species: Lachesis melanocephala

Name

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Holotype: MICP 301, adult ♂, collected by A. Solórzano & L. Cerdas on 31 May 1984.

Type locality: “9 km northern of Ciudad Neily in southeastern Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica”.

Combinations

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  • Lachesis muta melanocephala Solórzano & Cerdas, 1986: 463 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Lachesis melanocephalaZamudio & Greene, 1997: 436 [subsequent combination, elevate to species]

References

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Primary references

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Vernacular names

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English: Black-headed Bushmaster