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Afranio do Amaral

Afranio Pompilio Bastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (Belém 12 January 1894 - São Paulo 29 November 1982)


 
Gained world renown in herpetology and zoological nomenclature


Created the term solenotodont for a kind of maxillary dentition in snakes
  

 
DESCRIBED VALID REPTILIA TAXA  

Genera

Leptodrymus 1927

Drymoluber 1929

Uromacerina 1929  

Anotosaura 1932

Colobodactylus 1932

Lioheterophis 1934

Mastigodryas 1934

Calamodontophis 1936

Species

46

Subspecies 

Bothrops neuwiedi bolivianus 1927
 

Crotalus durissus collilineatus 1926

Epicrates cenchria polylepis 1935

Erythrolamprus reginae macrosoma 1936

Liophis poecilogyrus amazonicus 1944

Mastigodryas bifossatus striatus 1931

Mastigodryas bifossatus triseriatus 1931

Spilotes pullatus argusiformis 1929

Spillotes pullatus maculatus 1929

Telescopus fallax cyprianus 1927 with Barbour

 
 

 
 
HONORS

Amaralia Fowler 1954 (Pisces)
John Scott Award for preparation of antivenins (1927)