Bothrops jabrensis • Isolated by Dry Lands: Integrative Analyses unveil the Existence of A New Species and A previously unknown Evolutionary Lineage of Brazilian Lanceheads (Serpentes: Viperidae: Bothrops)

Here we describe a new species of Lancehead (Bothrops jabrensis sp. nov.) based on three individuals sampled from a previously unknown population from Pico do Jabre, an isolated and small Caatinga moist-forest enclave (CMFE) located in northeastern Brazil. Although this new species has an external morphology resembling those found in representatives of the Bothrops jararaca (Wied-Neuwied, 1824) species group, B. jabrensis can be diagnosed by a combination of meristic and color characters. Leer más.