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Conopsis amphisticha (SMITH & LAUFE, 1945)

IUCN Red List - Conopsis amphisticha - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesTwin-spotted Tolucan Ground Snake 
SynonymToluca amphisticha SMITH & LAUFE 1945
Toluca amphisticha —SMITH & SMITH 1976
Toluca amphistricha — LINER 1994
Conopsis amphisticha — GOYENECHEA & FLORES-VILLELA 2002
Conopsis amphisticha — WALLACH et al. 2014: 181
Conopsis amphisticha — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Puebla), elevation 1700-3080 m.

Type locality: Xuimygopk, between Ayutla and Cacalotepec, Oaxaca.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 120950 
  • 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.
  • Flores V., Mendoza Q. & González P. 1995. Recopilación de claves para la determinación de amphibios y reptiles de México. Publ. Espec. Mus. Zool. (UNAM), no. 10
  • Goyenechea, Irene & Flores-Villela, Oscar 2002. Taxonomic status of the snake genera Conopsis and Toluca (Colubridae). Journal of Herpetology 36 (1): 92-95 - get paper here
  • GOYENECHEA, IRENE & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2006. Taxonomic summary of Conopsis, Günther, 1858 (Serpentes: Colubridae). Zootaxa 1271: 1–27 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • 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
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Laufe, Leonard E. 1945. Notes on a herpetological collection from Oaxaca. Herpetologica 3 (1): 1-13 - 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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