Bothrops cotiara

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Bothrops cotiara
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothrops
Species: B. cotiara
Binomial name
Bothrops cotiara
(Gomes, 1913)
Synonyms
  • Lachesis cotiara Gomes, 1913
  • Bothrops cotiara
    Amaral, 1925
  • Rhinocerophis cotiara
    Fenwick et al., 2009[1]

Bothrops cotiara is a species of venomous snake in the family Viperidae.[2] It is endemic to Brazil and Argentina.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, cotiara, is taken from one of its common names.

Common names[edit]

Boicoatiara, boicotiara, boiquatiara, coatiara, jararaca-de-barriga-preta, jararaca-preta, and quatiara.

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in Argentina in Misiones Province; and in Brazil in the states of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and São Paulo.[1]

The type locality is "Núcleo Colonial Cruz Machado, [município de] Marechal Mallet, Estado do Paraná, Brasil".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  3. ^ "Bothrops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 November 2006. 
  4. ^ Franco, L.F.; V.J. Germano; and L.R. Martão. 2005. Notas sobre o lectótipo de Bothrops cotiara (Gomes, 1913) (Serpentes, Viperidae). Phyllomedusa 4 (1): 75-78.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gomes, J.F. 1913. Uma nova cobra venenosa do Brasil. Annaes Paulistas de Medicina e Cirurgia 1: 65-67. (Lachesis cotiara)