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Chersodromus liebmanni REINHARDT, 1861

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesLiebmann's Earth Runner 
SynonymChersodromus liebmanni REINHARDT 1861: 243
Chersodromus nigricans REINHARDT 1861: 245
Opisthiodon torquatus PETERS 1861: 461
Ninia liebmanni — GARMAN 1884: 95
Chersodromus liebmanni — BOULENGER 1893: 295
Dirosema collare WERNER 1900: 197
Chersodromus liebmanni — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 57
Chersodromus liebmanni — LINER 1994
Chersodromus liebmanni — LINER 2007
Chersodromus liebmanni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 159 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Veracruz)

Type locality: Cuautlapan, Veracruz, Mexico (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950). Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZMUC 60561, Copenhagen Mus. (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1945) 
CommentSynonymy after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Type species: Chersodromus liebmanni REINHARDT 1861 is the type species of the genus Chersodromus REINHARDT 1861.

Chersodromus liebmanni mimicks Micrurus elegans (TORRE-LORANCA et al. 2006).

Distribution: Guatemala fide PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970, but not in Guatemala fide KÖHLER 2008. 
EtymologyThe generic name comes from the Greek words cherso, meaning "earth," and dromus, meaning "a runner." 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • 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
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Jan, G. 1865. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 12. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Mancilla-Moreno,M. & Camarillo Rangel, J.L. 1998. Geographic distribution: Chersodromus liebmanni. Herpetological Review 29 (1): 52-53 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1861. Über eine Sammlung von Schlangen aus Huanusco in Mexico, welche das Königl. zoologische Museum kürzlich von Hrn. Dr. Hille erworben hat. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1861 (April): 460-462 - get paper here
  • Reinhardt 1861. Herpetologiske Middelelser. II. Beskrivelser af nogle nye til Calamariernes Familie henhörende Slänger. Vidensk. Meddel. Naturhist. Foren. Kjöbenhavn 2 [1860]: 229-250 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Taylor, Edward H. 1950. Type localities of Mexican reptiles and amphibians. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (8): 313-380 - get paper here
  • Torre-Loranca, M.A. de la; Aguirre-León, G. & López-Luna, M.A. 2006. Coralillos verdaderos (Serpentes: Elapidae) y Coralillos falsos (Serpentes: Colubridae) de Veracruz, México. Acta Zoologica Mexicana 22 (3): 11-22 - 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.
  • Werner, F. 1900. Beschreibung einiger noch unbekannter neotropischer und indischer Reptilien. Zool. Anz. 23: 196-198 - get paper here
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