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15 June 2019 Synonymization of Uromacer ricardinii Peracca, 1897 with Dendrophis aurata Schlegel, 1837 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae: Dipsadinae), a Rare South American Snake with a Disjunct Distribution
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On the basis of direct comparisons of type material, literature data, and a sample of 47 other specimens examined, we synonymize Uromacer Ricardinii, described from São Paulo, Brazil, with Dendrophis aurata, described from Suriname and never found there again. This taxon now will be known as Cercophis auratus. Additionally, we redescribe the species and provide a detailed synonymy/chresonomy. Finally, we briefly discuss its disjunct distribution, as well as current knowledge of its conservation status.

© 2019 Brazilian Society of Herpetology
Marinus S. Hoogmoed, Ronaldo Fernandes, Christoph Kucharzewski, Julio Cesar Moura-Leite, Renato S. Bérnils, Omar Machado Entiauspe-Neto, and Filipe Pereira Rêgos dos Santos "Synonymization of Uromacer ricardinii Peracca, 1897 with Dendrophis aurata Schlegel, 1837 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae: Dipsadinae), a Rare South American Snake with a Disjunct Distribution," South American Journal of Herpetology 14(2), 88-102, (15 June 2019). https://doi.org/10.2994/SAJH-D-17-00014.1
Received: 21 February 2017; Accepted: 14 August 2018; Published: 15 June 2019
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