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Conopsis lineata (KENNICOTT, 1859)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLined Tolucan Ground Snake, Lined Tolucan Earthsnake 
SynonymToluca lineata KENNICOTT in BAIRD 1859: 23
Stenorhina varians JAN 1857:48 (nomen nudum).
Oxyrhina varians JAN 1862:54, 60, 61, 75
Oxyrhina varians JAN 1862
Toluca lineata varians JAN 1862:54
Ogmius varians — COPE 1869: 162
Ogmius varians SUMICHRAST 1873:249
Ogmius varians — COPE 1879: 265
Ogmius (Oxyrhina) varians SUMICHRAST 1882:42
Conopsis varians BOCOURT 1883:566
Conopsis lineatus BOCOURT 1883:565–566
Chionactis diasii COPE in FERRARI-PEREZ 1886:188–189
Conopsis lineata DUGÉS 1896:413
Chionactis varians COPE 1896:1021
Chionactis diasii diasii COPE 1898:943
Chionactis nasus RUTHVEN 1912:231
Conopsis nasus SMITH 1939:32
Toluca lineata varians — SMITH 1942
Toluca lineata lineata — DAVIS & SMITH 1953
Toluca lineata — LINER 1994
Toluca lineata — CASTRO-FRANCO & BUSTOS-ZAGAL 1994
Conopsis lineata — GOYENECHEA & FLORES-VILLELA 2002
Conopsis lineata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 181
Conopsis lineata — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Distrito Federal, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo,
Jalisco, Estado de Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tlaxcala and Veracruz, Zacatecas), elevation 1750 to 3100 m.

Type locality: Valley of Mexico. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: USNM 2103 
CommentSubspecies: Conopsis lineata acuta (COPE in FERRARI-PEREZ 1886) has been elevated to full species status.

Synonymy: Conopsis lineata varians (JAN 1862) has been synonymized with Conopsis lineata by GOYENECHEA & FLORES-VILLELA 2006.

Diagnosis: This species is characterized by the following combination of characters: divided internasals and prefrontals; brown dorsal coloration and three to five dark lines along body. Ventrally it is yellowish with no spots. This taxon is the smallest in the genus mean SVL 176.1 mm. It differs from other members of the genus by its characteristic dorsal pattern.

Diet: insects etc. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
References
  • Baird,S.F. 1859. Reptiles. Expl. Surv. R. R. Route Mississippi River to Pacific Ocean (Williamson Route). Washington DC 10 (pt. 4, no. 4): 9-13
  • Carbajal-Márquez, R. A., J. C. Arenas-Monroy, Z. Y. González-Saucedo, J. M. Jones & L. Gallegos Román. 2012. Conopsis lineata. Nuevo Registro de Distribución para Zacatecas. Herpetological Review 43:105
  • 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
  • Cope, E.D. 1879. Eleventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 18: 261-277. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1886. In: Ferrari-Perez: Catalogue of animals collected by the geographical and exploring commission of the Republic of Mexico, pp. 125-199 [Part III. Reptiles and Amphibians]. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 9: 182-199 - get paper here
  • Davis, William B.; Smith, Hobart M. 1953. Snakes of the Mexican state of Morelos. Herpetologica 8: 133-149 - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. and Julio A. Lemos-Espinal 2010. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Queretaro, Mexico. Tlalnepantla UNAM, 428 pp.
  • 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
  • García-Balderas, Christian Martin, Gustavo Ernesto Quintero-Díaz, Cesar Raziel Lucio-Palacio and Daniela Valdez-Jiménez. 2014. Conopsis lineata (lined Tolucan ground snake) diet. Herpetological Review 45 (2): 337
  • Gehlbach, Frederick R.;Collette, Bruce B. 1957. A contribution to the herpetofauna of the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetologica 13: 227-232 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Jan, G. 1862. Enumerazione sistematico delle specie d'ofidi del gruppo Calamaridae. Arch. Zool., Anat. Fisiol., 2: 1-76. - get paper here
  • Kunz, Kriton 2015. Schlangen, die Wirbellose fressen Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (5): 14-20 - get paper here
  • Langner, Christian 2014. Herpetologische Beobachtungen im Lebensraum von Abronia deppii im Valle de Bravo, Estado de México, Mexiko. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (2): 46-55
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Leyte-Manrique, Adrian; Efrén M. Hernández Navarro y Luis A. Escobedo-Morales 2015. Herpetofauna de Guanajuato: Un análisis histórico y contemporáneo de su conocimiento Revista Mexicana de Herpetología 1(1): 1–14 - get paper here
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • Lutterschmidt, William I. 2013. REPTILES IN RESEARCH: INVESTIGATIONS OF ECOLOGY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND BEHAVIOR FROM DESERT TO SEA. Nova Science, New York, 527 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Muñoz-Nolasco, Francisco Javier; Daniel Cruz-Sáenz, Oscar Jair Rodríguez-Ruvalcaba and Isaac Enrique Terrones-Ferreiro 2015. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 12: Herpetofauna of a Temperate Forest in Mazamitla, Southeastern Jalisco, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 50 (4):45-50
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1943. Summary of the collections of snakes and crocodilians made in Mexico under the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship. Proceeding of the U. S. National Museum, 93 (3169): 393-504 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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