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Arizona pacata KLAUBER, 1946

IUCN Red List - Arizona pacata - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Lampropeltini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common Names 
SynonymArizona elegans pacata KLAUBER 1946: 379
Arizona elegans pacata — MURRAY 1955
Arizona elegans pacata — LEVITON & BANTA !964
Arizona pacata — GRISMER 2002
Arizona pacata — ENDERSON et al. 2009
Arizona pacata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 55 
DistributionMexico (Baja California Sur)

Type locality: San Domingo (lat. 25° 30’ N), Baja California, Mexico”  
TypesHolotype: SDSNH 17652 
EtymologyThe name pacata (Latin) means "peaceful, quiet" and refers to a behavioral trait. 
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Adrian Quijada-Mascareñas; Dale S. Turner; Philip C. Rosen & Robert L. Bezy 2009. The herpetofauna of Sonora, Mexico, with comparisons to adjoining states. Check List 5 (3): 632–672
  • Grismer, L. L. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, including its pacific islands and the islands in the Sea of Cortés. Univ. California Press, Berkeley: 399 pp.
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Klauber, Laurence M. 1946. The glossy snake, Arizona, with descriptions of new subspecies. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History 10 (17): 311-398 - get paper here
  • Leviton, Alan E.; Banta, Benjamin H. 1964. Midwinter reconnaissance of the herpetofauna of the Cape Region of Baja California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 30 (7): 127-156 - get paper here
  • Murray, Keith F. 1955. Herpetological collections from Baja California. Herpetologica 11: 33-48 - 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.
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
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