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Geophis cancellatus SMITH, 1941

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Chiapas Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Chiapas 
SynonymGeophis cancellatus SMITH 1941
Geophis cancellatus — VILLA et al. 1988
Geophis cancellatus — LINER 1994
Geophis cancellatus — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 7
Geophis cancellatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 300 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), Guatemala ?

Type locality: Chicharras, Chiapas, Mexico, ca. 1035 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 46440, female, National Museum of Natural History, collected February 1896 by Nelson and Goldman. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Downs 1967: 129 
CommentDistribution: not in Oaxaca (MATA-SILVA et al. 2015). 
  • 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
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Landy, M. J., LANGEBARTEL, D. A., MOLL, E. O. & SMITH, H. M. 1966. A collection of snakes from volcan Tacaná, Chiapas, México. J. Ohio Herp. Soc. 5: 93-101 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1941. Notes on Mexican snakes of the genus Geophis. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 99 (19): 1-6 - 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
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