Conopsis amphisticha (SMITH & LAUFE, 1945)
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||Twin-spotted Tolucan Ground Snake|
|Synonym||Toluca 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
|Distribution||Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla), elevation 1700-3080 m.|
Type locality: Xuimygopk, between Ayutla and Cacalotepec, Oaxaca. Map legend:
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|Types||Holotype: USNM 120950|
|Comment||Diagnosis: This species is characterized by the following combination of characters: divided internasals and prefrontals; dorsal coloration usually of two series of dots on the anterior third and a tessellated pattern of spots afterwards, or a tessellated pattern of spots along body over brown color. Venter is yellowish with paired black dots along the belly. Conopsis amphisticha shares its characteristic dorsal pattern of spots with Conopsis biserialis, with which it can be confused, but their geographic ranges do not overlap.|
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