Leptodrymus pulcherrimus

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Leptodrymus pulcherrimus near Canas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Leptodrymus
Species: Leptodrymus pulcherrimus

Name[edit]

Leptodrymus pulcherrimus (Cope, 1874)

Type locality: “Western side of Central America”.

Holotype: ANSP 14688, 5199.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Masticophis pulcherrimus Cope, 1874: 65
  • Zamenis pulcherrimusBoulenger, 1893: 392
  • Zamenis bitaeniatus Boettger, 1898: 42
  • Leptodrymus clarki Amaral, 1927: 29
  • Leptodrymus pulcherrimus - Dunn, 1931: 163
  • Salvadora pulcherrimus - Bogert, 1939 (fide Villa et al., 1988)
  • Leptodrymus pulcherrimusPeters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970: 156

References[edit]

  • Cope, E.D. 1874. Description of some species of reptiles obtained by Dr. John F. Bransford, Assistant Surgeon United States Navy, while attached to the Nicaraguan surveying Expedition in 1873. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 26: 64–72.
  • Amaral, A. D. 1927. Studies of neotropical ophidia VI. A new genus of snakes from Honduras. Bulletin of the Antivenin Institute of America 1 (1): 28–29.
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US nation. Mus., Washington, 297: 347 pp.
  • Leptodrymus pulcherrimus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 19 sep 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Striped Lowland Snake