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Taxonomic status of Apostolepis tertulianobeui Lema, 2004 based on an integrative revision of Apostolepis assimilis (Reinhardt, 1861) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae)

AutorInnen: 
Entiauspe-Neto, O. M., Koch, C., Gray, R. J., Tiutenko, A., Loebmann, D., Guedes, T. B.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2021
Vollständiger Titel: 
Taxonomic status of Apostolepis tertulianobeui Lema, 2004 based on an integrative revision of Apostolepis assimilis (Reinhardt, 1861) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae)
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Zoologischer Anzeiger
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
DOI Name: 
10.1016/j.jcz.2021.01.004
Keywords: 
Cranial morphology, Elapomorphini, Hemipenial morphology, Neotropics, Species distribution modelling, Taxonomy
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Entiauspe-Neto, O. M., Koch, C., Gray, R. J., Tiutenko, A., Loebmann, D., Guedes, T. B. (2021): Taxonomic status of Apostolepis tertulianobeui Lema, 2004 based on an integrative revision of Apostolepis assimilis (Reinhardt, 1861) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). - Zoologischer Anzeiger 291 (2021) 123-138; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcz.2021.01.004
Abstract: 

Apostolepis is a diverse Dipsadid snake genus, with 35 known species, inhabiting most of South America at east of the Andes. In this study, we redescribe Apostolepis assimilis Reinhardt, 1861, and evaluate the taxonomic status of a controversial taxon, Apostolepis tertulianobeui, described based on a single specimen from an unknown locality of Minas Gerais state, southeastern Brazil. A careful reanalysis of the type specimen and additional material provides compelling evidence for the synonymy of A. tertulianobeui with A. assimilis. We also provide comments on the taxonomy of Apostolepis, osteological and hemipenial descriptions, and a species distribution modelling for A. assimilis.

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