A new species of blunt-headed vine snake (Colubridae, Imantodes) from the Chocó region of Ecuador

  title={A new species of blunt-headed vine snake (Colubridae, Imantodes) from the Choc{\'o} region of Ecuador},
  author={Omar Torres‐Carvajal and Mario H. Y{\'a}nez-Mu{\~n}oz and Diego R. Quirola and Eric N. Smith and Ana Almend{\'a}riz},
  pages={91 - 110}
Abstract We describe a new species of Imantodes from the Chocó region of northwestern Ecuador. The new species differs most significantly from all other congeners in lacking a loreal scale. We analyze the phylogenetic relationships among species of Imantodes based on two mitochondrial genes, and postulate that the new species and Imantodes lentiferus are sister taxa. A key to the species of Imantodes from Ecuador is presented. 
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