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Agkistrodon taylori BURGER & ROBERTSON, 1951

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Higher TaxaViperidae, Crotalinae, Serpentes (snakes) 
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. 

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. 
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  • 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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