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Agkistrodon taylori BURGER & ROBERTSON, 1951

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMexican Moccasin 
SynonymAgkistrodon bilineatus taylori BURGER & ROBERTSON 1951
Agkistrodon bilineatus taylori — CALMONTE 1982
Agkistrodon taylori — PARKINSON et al. 2000
Agkistrodon taylori — TOVAR-TOVAR & MENDOZA-QUIJANO 2001
Agkistrodon taylori — JUNGNICKEL 2003
Agkistrodon taylori — PORRAS et al. 2013 
DistributionMexico (Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo [HR 32: 276], N Veracruz)

Type locality: Tamaulipas, 21 km north of Villagran. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHOLOTYPE: UIMNH 10002 (5514); E. H. Taylor; June 9, 1938. 
CommentVenomous!

Subspecies: Agkistrodon bilineatus taylori has been elevated to species status by PARKINSON et al. (2000) based on mtDNA sequences. PORRAS et al. 2013 elevated the other subspecies to full species status. 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Edward Harrison Taylor (1889-1978), American herpetologist who spent several years in the Philippines before returning to the University of Kansas. 
References
  • Burger,W.L. & Robertson,W.B. 1951. A new subspecies of the Mexican moccasin, Agkistrodon bilineatus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (5): 213-218 - get paper here
  • Calmonte, T. 1982. Agkistrodon bilineatus taylori - ein selten imprtierter Dreieckskopf aus Mexiko. Herpetofauna 4 (20): 26-27 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. & Lamar, W.W. 1989. The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America. Comstock Publishing/Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Gloyd and Conant 1943. A synopsis of the American forms of Agkistrodon (Copperheads and Moccasins) Bull. Chicago Acad. Sci. 7: 147-170
  • Gloyd, H. K. 1972. A subspecies of Agkistrodon bilineatus (Serpentes: Crotalidae) on the Yucatán Peninsula, México. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 84: 327-334. - get paper here
  • Hoevers, L., & HENDERSON, R. W. 1974. Additions to the herpetofauna of Belize (British Honduras). Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. No. 2, 6 pp.
  • Jungnickel, J. 2003. Zur Haltung und Vermehrung der Mexikanischen Mokassinotter Agkistrodon Sauria 25 (4): 19-22 - get paper here
  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Parkinson,C.L. 1999. Molecular systematics and biogeographical history of pitvipers as determined by mitochondrial ribosomal DNA sequences. Copeia 1999 (3): 576-586 - get paper here
  • Parkinson,C.L., Zamudio, K.R. & Greene, H.W. 2000. Phylogeography of the pitviper clade Agkistrodon: historical ecology, species status and conservation of cantils. Molecular Ecology 9: 411-420
  • Penner, J. 2001. Der grösste Schlangenzoo Lateinamerikas - ein Praktikum im “World of Snakes” Grecia, Costa Rica. Elaphe 9 (4): 81-85
  • Porras LW, Wilson LD, Schuett GW, Reiserer R.S. 2013. A taxonomic reevaluation and conservation assessment of the common cantil, Agkistrodon bilineatus (Squamata: Viperidae): a race against time. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 48–73 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. E, & INGER, R. F. 1957. Living Reptiles of the World. Doubleday & Co., 287 pp.
 
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