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A new species of montane pitviper Serpentes Viperidae Bothrops from Cochabamba, Bolivia

Harvey, M.B.

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 107(1): 60-66


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-324X
Accession: 037653860

Bothrops jonathani is a new species described from the Bolivian altiplano and adjacent xeric mountain sides, an area previously unknown to be inhabited by any species of pitviper. The new taxon is distantly allopatric from its most phenotypically similar congener B. alternatus. The new species is distinguished from other Bothrops by higher scale counts, relatively short hemipenial spines, a unique color pattern, and distinct prelacunal and second supralabial.

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