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Adelphicos visoninum (COPE, 1866)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Middle American Burrowing Snake
S: Zacatera de Cuatro-lineas 
SynonymRhegnops visoninus COPE 1866: 128
Adelphicos visoninus — COPE 1887: 85
Adelphicos quadrivirgatus visoninus — SMITH 1942: 186
Adelphicos quadrivirgatus visoninus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 16
Adelphicos quadrivirgatum visoninum — LADUC 1985
Adelphicos visoninus — SMITH et al. 2001
Adelphicos visoninus — HEIMES 2016: 205 
DistributionMexico (Tabasco: foothills on Atlantic slopes, Veracruz), south and east to C Honduras

Type locality: Honduras  
TypesHolotype: USNM 24899 
CommentSynonymy: listed as a synonym of A. quadrivirgatum by WALLACH et al. 2014 (although mis-spelled there as “visonbinus”). 
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  • Cope, E.D. 1866. Fourth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18: 123-132 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1887. Catalogue of batrachians and reptiles of Central America and México. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 32: 1-98 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • LaDuc,T.J. 1995. The nomenclatural status and gender of Adelphicos. Journal of Herpetology 29 (1): 141-142 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
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  • Smith, H.M. 1942. A review of the snake genus Adelphicos. Proc. Rochester Acad. Sci. 8: 175-195 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M.; Chiszar, D. & Mancilla Moreno, M. 2001. Nomenclature of the Earth Snake (Adelphicos) of the A. quadrivirgatus complex. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 37 (2): 39-41 - get paper here
  • Torres-Hernández, LA, Ramírez-Bautista A, Cruz-Elizalde R, Hernández-Salinas U, Berriozabal-Islas C, DeSantis DL, Johnson JD, Rocha A, García-Padilla E, Mata-Silva V, Fucsko LA, and Wilson LD. 2021. The herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 72–155 - get paper here
  • Ukuwela, K.D.B., de Silva, A., Sivaruban, A. et al. 2022. Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka. Marine Biodiversity 52, 24 (2022) - get paper here
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