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Taxonomy of the genus Clelia Biodiversity of the family Colubridae

Bibliography of the genus
Clelia (Northern Snake Eaters)

(Reptilia: Serpentes: Colubridae)

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Clelia in general

Amaral, A. do 1924. New genus and species of South American snakes contained in the United States National Museum. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 14: 200-202.

Amaral, A. do 1926. Nota de nomenclatura ophiologica. 1. Sôbre a preferencia do nome generico Pseudoboa Schneider, 1801, a Clelia Fitzinger, 1826 e Oxyrhopus Wagler, 1830. Revista do Museu Paulista (São Paulo) 14: 10-16.

Amaral, A. do 1926. Nota de nomenclatura ophiologica. 2. Sôbre a preferencia do nome especifico Pseudoboa petola (L. 1758) a P. petolaria (L. 1758). Revista do Museu Paulista (São Paulo) 14: 10-16.

Cadle, J.E. 1984. Molecular systematics of Neotropical xenodontine snakes. 1. South American xenodontines. Herpetologica 40(1): 8-20.

Grazziotin, F.G.; Zaher, H.; Murphy, R.W.; Scrocchi, G.J.; Benavides, M.A.; Zhang, Y.P.; Bonatto, S.L. 2012. Molecular phylogeny of the New World Dipsadidae (Serpentes: Colubroidea): a reappraisal. Cladistics 28(5): 437-459.

Henderson, R.W. 2004. Lesser Antillean snake faunas: distribution, ecology, and conservation concerns. Oryx 38(3): 311-320.

Jenner, J.V.; Dowling, H.G. 1985. Taxonomy of American xenodontine snakes: the tribe Pseudoboini. Herpetologica 41(2): 161-172.

Pizzatto, L. 2005. Body size, reproductive biology and abundance of the rare pseudoboini snakes genera Clelia and Boiruna (Serpentes, Colubridae) in Brazil. Phyllomedusa 4(2): 111-122.

Scanferla, C.A. 2006. The oldest record of Clelia (Serpentes - Colubridae) in South America. Comptes Rendus Palevol 5(5): 721-724.

Scott, N.J.; Giraudo, A.R.; Scrocchi, G.J.; Aquino, A.L.; Cacciali, P.; Motte, M. 2006. The genera Boiruna and Clelia (Serpentes: Pseudoboini) in Paraguay and Argentina. Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 46(9): 77-105.

Scrocchi, G.; Viñas, M. 1990. El genero Clelia (Serpentes: Colubridae) en la Republic Argentina: revision y comentarios. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Bollettino (Turin) 8(2): 487-499.

Underwood, G. 1995. A tale of old serpents. St. Lucia National Trust, Castries, Saint Lucia. 29 pp.

Zaher, H. 1996. A new genus and species of pseudoboine snake, with a revision of the genus Clelia (Serpentes, Xenodontinae). Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Bollettino (Turin) 14(2): 289-337.

Clelia clelia

Abalos, J.W. 1963. The ophiofagus habits of Pseudoboa cloelia. Toxicon 1: 90.

Abalos, J.W. 1964. Epicrates cenchria alvarezi and Pseudoboa cloelia. Turtox News 42: 231.

Abalos, J.W.; Nader, R. 1967. Los habitos ofiofagos de Pseudoboa cloelia y P. maculata. Revta. Fac. Cienc. exact, Fis. nat. Univ. nac. Cordoba 29: 1-2.

Abuys, A. 1984. Experiences with Clelia clelia. Lacerta 43(3): 58-60.

Achaval, F. 1973. El genero Clelia en el Uruguay. Trabajos Congresso Latino-Americano de Zoologia 1(5): 17-29.

Amaral, A. do 1928. Killing by constriction. Bulletin of the Antivenin Institute of America 1(4): 105.

Amaral, A. do 1929. Valor systematico de varias formas de ophidios neotropicos. Memorias do Instituto Butantan (Sao Paulo) 4: 3-68.

Andersson, L.G. 1901. Some new species of snakes from Cameroon and South America, belonging to the collections of the Royal Museum in Stockholm. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar (Stockholm) 27(4)(5): 26 pp.

Arquilla, A.M.; Lehtinen, R.M. 2018. Geographic variation in head band shape in juveniles of Clelia clelia (Colubridae). Mesoamerican Herpetology 5(1): 112-120.

Barrio-Amorós, C.; Harmsel, R. ter 2017. Nature notes: Clelia clelia (Daudin, 1803). Predation on larger prey. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 641-644.

Cerdas, L.; Lomonte, B. 1982. Estudio de la capacidad ofiofaga y la resistencia de la zopilota (Clelia clelia, Colubridae) de Costa Rica a los venenos de serpiente. Toxicon 20(5): 936-939.

Chavarría, M.; Barrio-Amorós, C.L. 2014. Nature notes: Clelia clelia. Predation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1(2): 286.

Cisneros-Heredia, D.F.; Kuch, U.; Freire-Lascano, A.; Wüster, W. 2007. Reptilia, Squamata, Colubridae, Clelia clelia: range extensions and new provincial records from Ecuador. Check List 3(3): 280-281.

Cochran, D.M. 1944. Dangerous reptiles (popular). Rep. Smithson. Instn. 1943: 275-325.

Davis, W.B.; Dixon, J.R. 1959. Snakes of the Chilpancingo region, Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 72: 79-92.

Delia, J. 2009. Another crotaline prey item of the Neotropical snake Clelia clelia (Daudin 1803). Herpetology Notes 2: 21-22.

Díaz-Ricaurte, J.C.; Serrano, F.; Ferreto Fiorillo, B. 2018. Clelia clelia (Daudin, 1803). Cazadora negra, chonta, culebra minadora, lisa, tiznada. Catálogo de anfibios y reptiles de Colombia 4(2): 23-31.

Fuenmayor, G.R.; Marca, E. la 2001. Geographic distribution: Clelia clelia (Mussurana). Herpetological Review 32(1): 59.

Goeldi, E.A. 1897. Die Eier von 13 brasilianischen Reptilien, nebst Bemerkungen über Lebens- und Fortpflanzungsweise letzterer. Zoologische Jahrbücher (Syst.) 10: 640-676.

Greer, A.E. 1965. A new subspecies of Clelia clelia (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the island of Grenada. Breviora 223: 1-6.

Hardy, J.D. 1984. Herpetology of Tobago: additions, deletions, and taxonomic changes. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society 20(1): 12-19.

Kisslinger, H. 1969. Ersatzfutter für die Mussurana (Clelia clelia). DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 22: 375-376.

Markezich, A.L. 2001. Geographic distribution: Clelia clelia. Herpetological Review 32(2): 122.

Marques, L.B.; Lema, T. de 1992. Estudo comparativo da osteologia craniana de Clelia occipitolutea (Dumeril, Bibron et Dumeril, 1854) e C. rustica (Cope, 1878). (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontinae: Pseudoboini). Acta Biologica Leopoldensia 14(1): 27-54.

Martins Teixeira, D.; Lorini, M.L.; Persson, V.G.; Porto, M. 1991. Life history notes: Clelia clelia (Mussurana). Feeding behavior. Herpetological Review 22(4): 131-132.

McCranie, J.R. 2016. Nature notes: Clelia clelia (Daudin, 1803). Predation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(2): 492-493.

Navarrete, L.F.; Lemoine, K.; Rodriguez Acosta, A. 1999. Is the opisthoglyph Clelia clelia Duvernoy's gland secretion haemorrhagic in humans? Acta Biologica Venezuelica 19(3): 19-23.

Quintana, P. de la 2017. Natural history notes: Clelia clelia (Mussurana). Diet. Herpetological Review 48(3): 668.

Roze, J.A. 1959. Taxonomic notes on a collection of Venezuelan reptiles in the American Museum of Natural History. American Museum Novitates 1934: 1-14.

Russell, M.; Maple, M.; Strieby, A. 1999. Natural history notes: Clelia clelia (Mussurana). Attempted predation. Herpetological Review 30(1): 43-44.

Scott, N.J. 1983. Clelia clelia (zopilota, musarana). pp. 392. In: Janzen, D.H. (ed.). Costa Rican natural history. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. 816 pp.

Smith, H.M. 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. 1. Six new species and subspecies of Sceloporus with a redefinition of the formosus group. 2. A new horned lizard from Durango. 3. A tentative arrangement and key to Mexican Gerrhonotus, with the description of a new race. 4. An unnamed Celestus from Mexico, with a key to the mainland species of the genus. 5. New xantusid lizards. 6. The Mexican subspecies of Drymobius margaritiferous. 7. Notes on Mexican Imantodes. 8. Two new snakes of the genus Clelia. 9. Additi Proceedings of the United States National Museum 92: 349-395.

Smith, H.M.; Grant, C. 1958. New and noteworthy snakes from Panama. Herpetologica 14: 207-215.

Stafford, P. 1999. Behavioural observations of free-ranging Mussuranas, Clelia clelia (Daudin). Herptile 24(1): 9-11.

Sternfeld, R. 1920. Zur Kenntnis der Mussurana (Oxyrhopus cloelia Daudin, nicht Rhachidelus brazili Boulenger). Senckenbergiana 2: 164-165.

Timofeevski, S.; Paniagua, D.; Timofeevski, N.; Barrio-Amorós, C. 2017. Nature notes: Clelia clelia. Predation on Basiliscus basiliscus. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 179-180.

Vaughan, A.; Ruiz Gutierrez, V. 2006. Natural history notes: Clelia clelia (Mussurana, Zopilota). Diet. Herpetological Review 37(1): 93-94.

Vitt, L.J.; Vangilder, L.D. 1984. Ecology of a snake community in northeastern Brazil. Amphibia-Reptilia 4(2-4) [1983]: 273-296.

Zweifel, R.G. 1959. The provenance of reptiles and amphibians collected in western Mexico by J.J. Major. American Museum Novitates 1949: 1-9.

Clelia equatoriana

Amaral, A. do 1924. New genus and species of South American snakes contained in the United States National Museum. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 14: 200-202.

Chávez-Arribasplata, J.C.; Vásquez, D.; Torres, C.; Echevarría, L.Y.; Venegas, P.J. 2016. Confirming the presence of Clelia equatoriana Amaral, 1924 (Squamata: Dipsadidae) in Peru. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 10(1): 1-4.

Rojas-Morales, J.A. 2013. Description of ophiophagy in Clelia equatoriana (Amaral, 1924) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) in captivity. Herpetology Notes 6: 425-426.

Savage, J.M.; Bolanos, F. 2009. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Costa Rica: additions and nomenclatural revisions. Zootaxa 2005: 1-23.

Clelia errabunda

Underwood, G. 1993. A new snake from St Lucia, West Indies. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 59(1): 1-9.

Underwood, G. 1995. A tale of old serpents. St. Lucia National Trust, Castries, Saint Lucia. 29 pp.

Clelia hussami

Borges-Martins, M.; Goncalves Rossetti, J.; Anes, A.C. 2005. Geographic distribution: Clelia hussami (Mussurana). Herpetological Review 36(3): 338.

Morato, S.A.A.; Franco, F.L.; Sanches, E.J. 2003. Uma nova especie de Clelia (Serpentes, Colubridae) do sul do Brasil. Phyllomedusa 2(2): 93-100.

Clelia langeri

Reichle, S.; Embert, D. 2005. New species of Clelia (Colubridae) from the inter-Andean dry valleys of Bolivia. Journal of Herpetology 39(3): 379-383.

Sosa, R.; Braga, L.; Schalk, C.M.; Pinto-Ledezma, J.N. 2012. Natural history notes: Clelia langeri. Diet. Herpetological Review 43(4): 657.

Clelia plumbea

Müller, P. 1974. Clelia clelia plumbea von der Insel Florianopolis (Santa Catarina, Brasilien) (Serpentes, Colubridae). Salamandra 10(1): 43.

Oliveira Drummond, L. de; Costa, H.C.; Silvério Pires, M.R. 2011. Clelia plumbea (Mussurana): prey. Herpetological Bulletin 116: 37-39.

Teixeira, R.L.; Vrcibradic, D. 2003. Natural history notes: Clelia plumbea (Mussurana). Necrophagy. Herpetological Review 34(3): 248.

Zaher, H. 1997. Description of the cephalic muscles and gland morphology of Clelia plumbea and three presumably related species (Serpentes, Xenodontinae). Papeis Avulsos de Zoologia (São Paulo) 40(2): 17-63.

Clelia scytalina

Amaral, A. do 1929. Valor systematico de varias formas de ophidios neotropicos. Memorias do Instituto Butantan (Sao Paulo) 4: 3-68.

Campos Villanueva, A.; Cabrera-Guzman, E. 2009. Natural history notes: Clelia scytalina (Mexican Snake Eater). Diet. Herpetological Review 40(3): 352-353.

Chacón-Juárez, F.; Vásquez-Cruz, V. 2018. Geographic distribution: Clelia scytalina (Mexican Snake Eater). Herpetological Review 49(4): 717.

Giovanetto, L.A.; Sequeira, D.; Prosen, E.; Mantilla, W.; Bolanos, S.; Ellis, A.; Samuel, C. 2018. Natural history notes: Clelia scytalina (Highland Mussarana, Mexican Snake Eater). Diet. Herpetological Review 49(1): 125-126.

Pérez-Hernández, R.J.; Raya-García, E.; Chaves, A. 2015. Geographic distribution: Clelia scytalina (Mexican Snake Eater). Herpetological Review 46(1): 61.

Rodríguez-Canseco, J.M.; González-Estupiñan, K.L.; García Mata, E.S.; Villarreal-Méndez, J.; Bombela Cruz, A. 2015. Natural history notes: Clelia scytalina (Mexican Snake-eater). Diet. Herpetological Review 46(4): 638.

Smith, H.M.; Pérez-Higareda, G. 1989. The distribution of the snake Clelia scytalina in Mexico. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 24(1): 8.

Solis, F.A.; Ibañez-D., R.; Tejera, V.H. 1991. Geographic distribution: Clelia scytalina (NCN). Panamá: Provincia de Chiriqui. Herpetological Review 22(4): 135.