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Atlas of Brazilian Snakes: Verified Point-Locality Maps to Mitigate the Wallacean Shortfall in a Megadiverse Snake Fauna
- C. Nogueira, Antônio J. S. Argôlo, M. Martins
- Environmental ScienceSouth American Journal of Herpetology
- 31 December 2019
The first comprehensive collection of detailed, voucher-based, point-locality, range maps for all described and documented Brazilian snakes is presented, with the major aim of mitigating the Wallacean shortfall and as a contribution towards a better understanding of this rich, threatened, and poorly studied megadiverse fauna.
Envenomation by Micrurus coral snakes in the Brazilian Amazon region: report of two cases.
- P. P. Pardal, Joseana Silva de Oliveira Pardal, H. W. Fan
- MedicineRevista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao…
- 1 December 2010
Two cases of proven coral snake bites were reported in Belém, Pará State, Brazil, and both patients received specific Micrurus antivenom and were discharged without further complications.
INTRASPECIFIC VARIATION OF THE HEMIPENIS IN SIPHLOPHIS AND TRIPANURGOS
A comparison of the seasonal timing of reproduction: a tropical-temperate comparison in Australian lizards and the herpetofauna of the Middleback Range area, South Australia 1 and an annotated checklist are published.
Patterns, biases and prospects in the distribution and diversity of Neotropical snakes
- T. Guedes, R. J. Sawaya, Shai Meiri
- Environmental ScienceGlobal ecology and biogeography : a journal of…
- 23 November 2017
The biodiversity metrics of Neotropical snakes reflect patterns previously documented for other vertebrates, suggesting that similar factors may determine the diversity of both ectothermic and endothermic animals.
The enigmatic Amazonian genus Eutrachelophis: morphological evidence and description of new taxa (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Xenodontini)
The condition observed in the genus Lygophis is morphologically intermediate between the highly specialized condition present in Eutrachelophis and the one known to characterize other Xenodontini, supporting the allocation of this genus in the tribe.
Consuming viscous prey: a novel protein-secreting delivery system in neotropical snail-eating snakes
The acquisition by snail-eating snakes of such a complex protein-secreting system suggests that the secretion from the hypertrophied infralabial glands of goo- eating snakes may have a fundamental role in mucus control and prey transport rather than envenomation of prey.
Species delimitations in the Atractus collaris complex (Serpentes: Dipsadidae).
- Paulo Passos, Ana L. C. Prudente, L. O. Ramos, José Rancés Caicedo-Portilla, J. Lynch
- 11 March 2018
The taxonomic status of the species in the Atractus collaris complex is reassessed on the basis of congruence between quantitative and qualitative morphological characters and the recognition of three species with apparently fixed diagnostic characters is supported.
Pseudoautotomy in Dendrophidion dendrophis and Mastigodryas bifossatus (Serpentes: Colubridae): Tail Morphology and Breakage Frequency
It is found that fractures of the tail in the two species are intervertebral, and there are no morphological and/or structural mechanisms that facilitate the urotomy, which is classified as non-specialized pseudoautotomy.
The Snake Assemblage of Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades State of Piauí, Brazil
The composition, abundance and some natural history aspects of the snake community of Parque Nacional de Sete Cidades (PNSC), Municipality of Piracuruca, State of Piauí, northeastern Brazil, and its composition with those of nine other localities in Brazil are described.
Redescription of Atractus punctiventris and Description of Two New Atractus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Brazilian Amazonia
A redescribe of Atractus punctiventris is redescribed based on the examination of its holotype, two topotypes, and two additional specimens recently collected, and potential affinities of the three species are discussed.