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Coniophanes lateritius COPE, 1862

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesStripeless Snake 
SynonymConiophanes lateritius COPE 1862: 524
Tachymenis lateritia — GARMAN 1884: 61
Coniophanes lateritius — BAILEY 1939: 28
Coniophanes lateritius lateritius — ZWEIFEL 1959
Coniophanes lateritius — LINER 1994
Coniophanes lateritius — FLORES-VILLELA & SMITH 2009
Coniophanes lateritius — WALLACH et al. 2014: 177 
DistributionMexico (Sinaloa, Morelos [HR 35: 190], Jalisco, Sonora, Guerrero, Nayarit)

Type locality: Guadalajara, Jalisco.  
TypesHolotype: Lost. Neotype E. H. Taylor-H. M. Smith Coll. No. 5198 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1945) 
CommentConiophanes lateritius melanocephalus (PETERS 1869) has been elevated to full species status. 
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  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Castro-Franco, Rubén, María Guasalupe Bustos-Zagal 1994. List of reptiles of Morelos, Mexico, and their distribution in relation to vegetation types. Southwestern Naturalist 39 (2): 171-175 - get paper here
  • Castro-Frankco, R. & Guadalupe Bustos Zagal, M. 2004. Additional records and range extensions of reptiles from Morelos, México. Herpetological Review 35 (2): 196-197 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1862. On Elapomorphus, Sympholis, and Coniophanes. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 13 [1861]: 524 - get paper here
  • Flores-Villela, Oscar and Eric N. Smith 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF CONIOPHANES (SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE), FROM THE COAST OF MICHOACÁN, MEXICO. Herpetologica 65 (4): 404-412 - 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
  • Hardy, L.M., & McDiarmid, R.W. 1969. The amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18 (3): 39-252. - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Lara-Resendiz, Rafael A., Jules Wyman and Philip C. Rosen. 2016. A new record, distributional range extension, and notes on Coniophanes lateritius (Squamata: Colubridae) in Sonora, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 801–803 - get paper here
  • Loc-barragán J.A., D., Lazcano y G.A Woolrich-Piña. 2018. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico 2: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Municipality of Compostela. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 53(10): 205-212
  • McDiarmid, Roy W. 1963. A collection of reptiles and amphibians from the highland faunal assemblage of western Mexico. Contributions in Science (68): 1-15
  • Ortuño, Ireri Suazo, José Gil Paz Gutiérrez, Oscar Medina Aguilar, Luis Eduardo Bucio, Adriana J. González Hernández and Victor Hugo Reynoso. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Coniophanes lateritius (stripeless snake). Herpetological Review 45 (2): 284 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo 2018. First records of the snake Coniophanes lateritius Cope, 1862 (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from Guerrero, Mexico with notes on its natural history. Herpetology Notes 11: 651-653 - get paper here
  • PALACIOS-AGUILAR, RICARDO & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1870. Über mexicanische Amphibien, welche Hr. Berkenbusch in Puebla auf Veranlassung des Hrn. Legationsraths von Schlözer dem zoologischen Museum zugesandt hat. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1869 (December): 874-881 - get paper here
  • Ponce-Campos, P. & Smith, H.M. 2001. A review of the Stripeless Snake (Coniophanes lateritius) complex of Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 37 (1): 10-17 - get paper here
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • 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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  • Wellman, John 1959. Notes on the variation in and distribution of the Mexican colubrid snake Coniophanes lateritius. Herpetologica 15 (2): 127-128 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A, Paulino Ponce-Campos, Jesús Loc-Barragán, Juan Pablo Ramírez-Silva, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson, Elí García-Padilla and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 376-448 - get paper here
  • Zweifel, Richard G. 1959. Additions to the herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico. American Museum Novitates (1953): 1-13 - get paper here
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