New species of Helicops Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Tapajós river, Amazon region, Brazil

@article{Frota2005NewSO,
  title={New species of Helicops Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Tapaj{\'o}s river, Amazon region, Brazil},
  author={Jossehan Gal{\'u}cio da Frota},
  journal={Phyllomedusa: Journal of Herpetology},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={61-67}
}
Within the 14 species of Helicops known, five of them are distributed in Brazilian Amazon region. Here I describe a new species of Helicops based on three specimens from Tapajos river, western Para state, Brazil. The new species is characterized by an opaque, green-moss uniform coloration on the vertebral and paravertebral scales, extending until the end of the tail, becoming yellow-greenish in the paraventral region, without spots, blotches or stripes on the whole dorsum. It differs from all… Expand
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