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Enulius oligostichus SMITH, ARNDT & SHERBROOK, 1967

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mexican Longtail Snake
S: Coluda Mexicana 
SynonymEnulius oligostichus SMITH, ARNDT & SHERBROOK 1967: 1
Enulius oligostichus — LINER 1994
Enulius oligostichus — LINER 2007
Enulius oligostichus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 274 
DistributionMexico (Nayarit, Jalisco, Sinaloa)

Type locality: Mexico: Rt. 54, between San Blas and Rt. 15, Nayarit.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 62740; W. Sherbrooke and R. Arndt; July 8, 1963. 
CommentDistribution: Not in Sinaloa (Lemos-Espinal & Smith 2020). 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek words oligos, meaning few, and stichos, a row of things (fide Jaeger's Source Book of Biological Names and Terms), applied in reference to the reduced number of scalerows characteristic of the species. The name Is used as an adjective in the masculine gender, modifying the masculine name Enulius. 
  • Cruz-Sáenz, D., F. J. Muñoz-Nolasco, V. Mata-Silva, J. D. Johnson, E. García-Padilla, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Jalisco, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(1): 23–118 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • LARA RESENDIZ, RAFAEL ALEJANDRO & JOSÉ DAVID JACOBO GONZÁLEZ. 2022. Nuevos registros de la serpiente Enulius oligostichus en Sinaloa y comentarios sobre su distribución. Revista Latinoamericana de Herpetología 5(1): 101–104. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Loc-Barragán JA, Smith GR, Woolrich-Piña GA, Lemos-Espinal JA 2024. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nayarit, Mexico with conservation status and comparison with adjoining States. Herpetozoa 37: 25-42 - get paper here
  • Mccranie, J. R. & G. KÖHLER 1999. Two new species of colubrid snakes of the genus Enulius from Islas de la Bahia, Honduras. Carib. J. Sci. 35 (1-2): 14-22
  • McDiarmid, Roy W. 1971. The colubrid snake Enulius oligostichus in western México. Copeia 1971 (2): 350-351 - get paper here
  • Reynoso, Victor Hugo, Adriana J. González Hernández and J. Alberto Cruz Silva. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Enulius oligostichus (Mexican long-tailed snake). Herpetological Review 45 (2): 285 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M.; Arndt, R.G. & Sherbrook, W.C. 1967. A new snake of the genus Enulius from Mexico. Nat. Hist. Misc. Chicago Acad. Sci., 186: 1-4
  • 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.
  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A, Paulino Ponce-Campos, Jesús Loc-Barragán, Juan Pablo Ramírez-Silva, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson, Elí García-Padilla and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 376-448 - get paper here
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