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Leptophis santamartensis (Serpentes, Colubridae), a junior synonym of Leptophis ahaetulla occidentalis

Journal of Herpetology

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DOI: 10.1670/10-263

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Abstract

Leptophis santamartensis, known only from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, is one of the more poorly known species of the genus Leptophis. The characters used for its diagnosis largely overlap with those of other Leptophis, mainly with Leptophis ahaetulla occidentalis, the only other Leptophis known to occur in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. A detailed comparison of L. a. occidentalis with the two known specimens of L. santamartensis leads to the conclusion that the latter should be relegated to the synonymy of the former.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Leptophis santamartensis (Serpentes, Colubridae), a junior synonym of Leptophis ahaetulla occidentalis
Series title:
Journal of Herpetology
DOI:
10.1670/10-263
Volume
46
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Publisher location:
http://ssarherps.org/
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
5 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Herpetology
First page:
248
Last page:
252
Country:
Colombia