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Dipsas brevifacies (COPE, 1866)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesShort-faced snail eater, Snail-eating Thirst Snake 
SynonymTropidodipsas brevifacies COPE 1866: 127
Dipsadomorus fasciatus BOCOURT 1884: 135
Leptognathus torquatus COPE 1885: 172 (substitute name for D. fasciatus)
Dirosema brevifacies - BOCOURT 1908 (fide VILLA et al. 1988)
Leptognathus brevifacies — WERNER 1910: 280
Sibynomorphus brevifacies - SCHMIDT & ANDREWS 1936 (fide VILLA et al.)
Dipsas brevifacies - PETERS 1960: 38
Dipsas brevifacies — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 86
Dipsas brevifacies - VILLA et al. 1988
Dipsas brevifacies — LINER 1994
Dipsas brevifacies — CAMPBELL 1998
Dipsas brevifacies — LINER 2007
Dipsas brevifacies — WALLACH et al. 2014: 231 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo), Belize [HR 17: 67], Guatemala

Type locality: Yucatán. 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 24886, male. 
Comment 
References
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1884. Note sur quelques ophidiens nouveaux, provenant de l'Amerique inter-tropicale. Bull. Soc. Philomath. Paris (7) 8: 133-142 - get paper here
  • Calderon, R.; Cedeño-Vázquez, J.R. & Pozo, C. 2003. New distributional records for amphibians and reptiles from Campeche, Mexico. Herpetological Review 34 (3): 269-272 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1866. Fourth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18: 123-132 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1885. Twelfth contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 22: 167-194 [1884] - get paper here
  • Gaige,H. 1936. Some reptiles and amphibians from Yucatan and Campeche, Mexico. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Publ., (457): 289-304.
  • Harvey, Michael B. and Dirk Embert 2009. Review of Bolivian Dipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae), with Comments on Other South American Species. Herpetological Monographs 22 (1): 54-105 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Kofron, C.P. 1982. A review of the Mexican snail-eating snakes, Dipsas brevifacies and Dipsas gaigeae. Journal of Herpetology 16 (3): 270-286 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, Gunther, J. Rogelio Cedeño-Vázquez, Till Kirstein and Pablo Beutelspacher-García. 2016. The Chetumal Snake Census: generating biological data from road-killed snakes. Part 2. Dipsas brevifacies, Sibon sanniolus, and Tropidodipsas sartorii. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 689–705
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 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
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P, & ANDREWS, E. W. 1936. Notes on snakes from Yucatán. Field Mus. Nat Hist. Zool. Ser. 20: 167-187. - 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.
  • Werner, F. 1910. Neue oder seltenere Reptilien des Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique in Brüssel. [Mabuia dolloi, Mabuia polylepis]. Zool. Jb. Abt. Syst. Okol. Geogr. 28 [1909]: 263-288. - get paper here
 
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