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Geophis anocularis DUNN, 1920

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSierra Mije Earth Snake 
SynonymGeophis anocularis DUNN 1920: 127
Catostoma anoculare — AMARAL 1929: 190
Geophis dubius — DOWNS 1967: 84
Geophis anocularis — LINER 1994
Geophis anocularis — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 4
Geophis anocularis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 300 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca: Sierra Mije), elevation 1850-1900 m.

Type locality: Totontepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 46556 
CommentSynonymy: This species has been considered a synonym of Geophis dubius.

Distribution: see map in CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ et al. 2016: 133 (Fig. 1). 
References
  • Amaral,A. do 1930. Estudos sobre ophidios neotropicos XVIII. Lista remissiva dos ophidios da região neotropica. Mem. Inst. Butantan 4: 126-271 [1929] - get paper here
  • Campbell, J. A.;Ford, L. S.;Karges, J. P. 1983. Resurrection of Geophis anocularis Dunn with comments on its relationships and natural history. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 86 (1): 38-47 - get paper here
  • Canseco-Márquez L, Pavón-Vázquez CJ, López-Luna MA, Nieto-Montes de Oca A 2016. A new species of earth snake (Dipsadidae, Geophis) from Mexico. ZooKeys 610: 131-145. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.610.8605 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Downs, F. L. 1967. lntrageneric relations among colubrid snakes of the genus Geophis Wagler. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 131: 1-193. - get paper here
  • Dunn, E. R. 1920. A new Geophis from Mexico. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 33: 127 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • 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
  • Townsend, J.H.; Wilson, L.D. 2006. A new species of snake of the Geophis dubius group (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from the sierra de Omoa of northwestern Honduras. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 119 (1): 150–159.
  • 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.
  • WILSON, L.D. & J.H. TOWNSEND 2007. A checklist and key to the snakes of the genus Geophis (Squamata: Colubridae: Dipsadinae), with commentary on distribution and conservation. Zootaxa 1395: 1-31 - get paper here
 
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