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Coniophanes taylori HALL, 1951

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymConiophanes piceivittis taylori HALL 1951
Coniophanes piceivittis taylori — LINER 2007
Coniophanes taylori — FLORES-VILLELA & SMITH 2009
Coniophanes taylori — WALLACH et al. 2014: 179
Coniophanes taylori — PALACIOS-AGUILAR & FLORES-VILLELA 2020 
DistributionMexico (C Guerrero, Oaxaca), elevation 0-1400 m

Type locality: Agua del Obispo  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100868 
Diagnosis“taylori can only be distinguished from the rest by the combination of dorsal and lateral stripe width, 5 + 2(1/2) 2 + 1(1/2)–3, and infralabials and tail% in relation to michoacanensis” (E.N. Smith, pers. comm., 23 March 2010). 
CommentDistribution: see map in Palacios-Aguilar & Flores-Villela 2020: 119 (Fig. 6). 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Edward Harrison Taylor (1889-1978), a zoologist and herpetologist. He went to teach in a Philippine village school (1912), returning briefly to his university, Kansas, to finish his master's and doctorate (1926). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Grünwald, Christoph Imre, Nadia Pérez-Rivera, Iván Trinidad Ahumada-Carrillo, Héctor Franz-Chávez and Brandon Thomas La Forest. 2016. New distributional records for the herpetofauna of Mexico. Herpetological Review 47 (1): 85-90 - get paper here
  • Hall, Charles W. 1951. Notes on a small herpetological collection from Guerreo. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 34 (4): 201-212 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 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
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo; Oscar Flores-Villela 2020. Taxonomic revision and comments on two groups of the genus Coniophanes (Squamata: Dipsadidae). Vertebrate Zoology 70 (2): 111–124 - 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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