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Geophis blanchardi TAYLOR & SMITH, 1939

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Blanchard's Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Blanchard 
SynonymGeophis blanchardi TAYLOR & SMITH 1939
Geophis blanchardi — LINER 1994
Geophis blanchardi — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 6
Geophis blanchardi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 300 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Veracruz [HR 35: 191], Puebla), elevation 2240-2510 m

Type locality: Around two miles south of Acultzingo, Veracruz, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100037, an adult female collected 14 August 1936 by E. H. Taylor. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Downs 1967: 100

Coloration: Downs 1967: 101 
EtymologyNamed after Frank Nelson Blanchard (1888-1937), American biologist. 
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1939. Some Mexican serpents. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 26 (13): 445-487 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward Harrison; Smith, Hobart M. 1939. Miscellaneous notes on Mexican snakes. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 25 (13): 239-258 [1938] - get paper here
  • Torres-Hernández, LA, Ramírez-Bautista A, Cruz-Elizalde R, Hernández-Salinas U, Berriozabal-Islas C, DeSantis DL, Johnson JD, Rocha A, García-Padilla E, Mata-Silva V, Fucsko LA, and Wilson LD. 2021. The herpetofauna of Veracruz, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 15(2) [General Section]: 72–155 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884 - get paper here
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