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Coniophanes alvarezi CAMPBELL, 1989

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Chiapan Stripeless Snake
S: Cafetalera Lisa de Chiapas 
SynonymConiophanes alvarezi CAMPBELL 1989
Coniophanes alvarezi — LINER 1994
Coniophanes alvarezi — LINER 2007
Coniophanes alvarezi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 176 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas)

Type locality: 11.3 km ESE Teopisca  
TypesHolotype: UTA R-12256 
EtymologyNamed after Miguel Alvarez del Toro (1917-1996), a naturalist working mostly in Chiapas State, Mexico. He was the principal force behind the creation of six protected areas in Chiapas. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campbell J A 1989. A new species of colubrid snake of the genus Coniophanes from the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 102 (4): 1036-1044 - get paper here
  • García-Padilla, Elí and Vicente Mata-Silva 2014. Noteworthy distributional records for the herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 293 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • 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
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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