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Chilomeniscus stramineus COPE, 1860

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesChilomeniscus stramineus esterensis HOARD 1939
Chilomeniscus stramineus stramineus COPE 1860 
Common Namescinctus: E: Variable Sand Snake, Banded Sand Snake
cinctus: G: Gebänderte Sandschlange 
SynonymChilomeniscus stramineus COPE 1860: 339
Chilomeniscus cinctus COPE 1861: 303
Carphophis straminea — GARMAN 1884: 99
Carphophis cincta — GARMAN 1884: 100
Chilomeniscus stramineus fasciatus COPE 1892
Chilomeniscus fasciatus — VAN DENBURGH 1895: 139
Chilomeniscus fasciatus — MOCQUARD 1899: 317
Chilomeniscus punctatissimus VAN DENBURGH & SLEVIN 1921
Chilomeniscus cinctus — LEVITON & BANTA 1964
Chilomeniscus cinctus — JONES et al. 1981
Chilomeniscus cinctus — STEBBINS 1985: 214
Chilomeniscus stramineus — STEBBINS 1985: 244
Chilomeniscus stramineus — LINER 1994
Chilomeniscus cinctus — LINER 1994
Chilomeniscus punctatissimus — LINER 1994
Chilomeniscus cinctus — CROTHER 2000: 57
Chilomeniscus stramineus — MATTISON 2007: 85
Chilomeniscus stramineus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 159 
DistributionMexico (S Baja California Sur)

cinctus: USA (SW Arizona), Mexico (Baja California, W Sonora)

punctatissimus: Mexico 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntype: ANSP 3405
esterensis: Holotype: SDSNH 30368; paratypes SDSNH 30364-30367, 30369, 30370.
Holotype: CAS 49156 [punctatissimus] 
CommentChilomeniscus cinctus and C. punctatissimus have been synonymized with C. stramineus by GRISMER et al. (2002).

Type species: Chilomeniscus stramineus COPE 1860 is the type species of the genus Chilomeniscus COPE 1860. 
References
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Notes and descriptions of new and little-known species of American reptiles. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 12: 339-345 [1860] - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. Contributions to the ophiology of Lower California, Mexico and Central America. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13: 292-306 - get paper here
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - get paper here
  • Funk, Richard S. 1967. A New Colubrid Snake of the Genus Chionactis from Arizona. Southwestern Naturalist 12 (2): 180 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Goldberg, Stephen R., Charles R. Bursey and Jeanette Arreola. 2013. Chilomeniscus stramineus (variable sandsnake) endoparasites. Herpetological Review 44 (4): 688
  • Goldberg, Stephen R., Clark R. Mahrdt and Kent R. Beaman. 2014. Chilomeniscus stramineus (variable sandsnake) reproduction. Herpetological Review 45 (1): 141
  • GRISMER, L. L., H. WONG & P. GALINA-TESSARO 2002. Geographic variation and taxonomy of the Sand Snakes, Chilomeniscus (Squamata: Colubridae). Herpetologica 58 (1): 18-31 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Hoard, R.S. 1939. A new subspecies of snake of the genus Chilomeniscus. Pomona Coll. Jour. Ent. and Zool. 31 (4): 45-46
  • Jones, K.B.; Abbas, D.R. & Bergstedt, T. 1981. Herpetological records from Central and Northeastern Arizona. Herpetological Review 12 (1): 16 - get paper here
  • Kunz, Kriton 2015. Schlangen, die Wirbellose fressen Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (5): 14-20 - 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
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
  • Mocquard, M.F. 1899. Contribution a la faune herpétologique de la Basse-Californie. Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Natur.Paris, 4th Series, Vol. 1: 297-343 + plates XI-XIII - get paper here
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Van Denburgh, J.; Slevin, J. R. 1921. Preliminary diagnoses of more new species of reptiles from islands in the gulf of California, Mexico. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (4) 11 (17): 395-398 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - 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.
 
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