Bothrops iglesiasi

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Cerrado lancehead
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Genus: Bothrops
Species: B. iglesiasi
Binomial name
Bothrops iglesiasi
Amaral, 1923
Bothropoides lutzi distribution.png

Bothrops iglesiasi, or the Cerrado lancehead, is a species of venomous snake in the family Viperidae.[2] It is endemic to Brazil.[3]


Two different scientific names are in use for this species because there is not consensus among authorities.

  • Bothrops iglesiasi is recognized by McDiarmid, Campbell, & Touré; ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System);[3] Wikispecies;[4] and English Wikipedia.
  • Bothropoides lutzi is recognized by The Reptile Database,[1] Dahm's Tierleben,[5] and French Wikipedia.


The specific name, iglesiasi, is in honor of Assis Iglesias, a "travelling naturalist from Butantan", who in 1918 collected the 20 specimens from which Amaral described this snake as a species new to science.

The specific name, lutzi, is in honor of Adolfo Lutz of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, who collected the type specimen, upon which Miranda-Ribeiro based his new species description. Adolfo Lutz was the father of Brazilian herpetologist Bertha Lutz.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Bothrops ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré TA. 1999. Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Washington, District of Columbia: Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 (series). ISBN 1-893777-01-4 (volume).
  3. ^ a b "Bothrops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 3 November 2006. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Bothrops ". Dahms Tierleben.
  6. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Bothrops lutzi, p. 163).

Further reading[edit]

  • Amaral A. 1923. "New Genera and Species of Snakes". Proceedings of the New England Zoölogical Club 8: 85-105. ("Bothrops iglesiasi sp. nov.", pp. 97–99).
  • Miranda Ribeiro [sic] A. 1915. "Lachesis lutzi, Uma variedade de L. pictus Tschudi ". Archivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro 17 (3): 3-4. ( = Bothropoides lutzi ).