Systematics of the Neotropical Snake Dendrophidion paucicarinatum (COPE), with a Description of its Hemipenis (Serpentes: Colubridae)

  title={Systematics of the Neotropical Snake Dendrophidion paucicarinatum (COPE), with a Description of its Hemipenis (Serpentes: Colubridae)},
  author={John E. Cadle and Jay Mathers Savage},
Abstract We present the first modern comprehensive systematic treatment of the Central American snake Dendrophidion paucicarinatum (Cope). We redescribe the species on the basis of a large sample from throughout its range, redescribe and illustrate the holotype, and provide a detailed treatment of its hemipenial morphology. Dendrophidion paucicarinatum is distinguished from other species of the genus by a combination of having more ventrals (>175), fewer subcaudals (<140), very weak keels on… 
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