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Adelophis copei DUGÈS, 1879

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCope's Mountain Meadow Snake 
SynonymAdelophis copei DUGÈS in COPE 1879: 265
Storeria copei — GARMAN 1884: 31
Adelophis copei — LINER 1994
Adelophis copei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 8 
DistributionMexico (Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos)

Type locality: Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Mexico. Map legend:
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Reproductionviviparous 
TypesNeotype: MDUG (Mus. Alfredo Duges, Univ. Guanajuato, Mexico, fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1945). Original lost (skull only said to be extant). 
CommentType species: Adelophis copei DUGÈS in COPE 1879 is the type species of the genus Adelophis DUGÈS in COPE 1879.

Not listed in Liner 2007. 
EtymologyNamed after Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897), American herpetologist. 
References
  • Castro-Franco, Rubén, María Guasalupe Bustos-Zagal 1994. List of reptiles of Morelos, Mexico, and their distribution in relation to vegetation types. Southwestern Naturalist 39 (2): 171-175 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1879. Eleventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 18: 261-277. - get paper here
  • FLORES-VILLELA, OSCAR; CÉSAR A. RÍOS-MUÑOZ, GLORIA E. MAGAÑA-COTA & NÉSTOR L. QUEZADAS-TAPIA 2016. Alfredo Dugès’ type specimens of amphibians and reptiles revisited Zootaxa 4092 (1): 033–054
  • Garman,Samuel 1884. The reptiles and batrachians of North America. Mem. Mus. comp. Zool, Cambridge (Massachusetts), 8 (3): xxxiv + 185 pp. [1883] [CNAH reprint 10] - get paper here
  • GUO, PENG; FEI ZHU, QIN LIU, LIANG ZHANG, JIAN X. LI, YU Y. HUANG & R. ALEXANDER PYRON 2014. A taxonomic revision of the Asian keelback snakes, genus Amphiesma (Serpentes: Colubridae: Natricinae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3873 (4): 425–440 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Rossman D A; Wallach V 1987. Adelophis Duges. Mountain meadow snakes. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 408: 1-2 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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