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Geophis championi BOULENGER, 1894

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Panamenian Earth Snake 
SynonymGeophis championi BOULENGER 1894: 321
Geophis chalybaea — GÜNTHER 1893: 87
Catastoma championi — AMARAL 1929: 191
Geophis brachycephalus — DUNN 1942: 4
Geophis championi — DOWNS 1967
Geophis championi — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 119
Geophis championi — VILLA et al. 1988
Geophis championi — MYERS 2003
Geophis championi — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 8
Geophis championi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 301 
DistributionPanama (Chiriqui), elevation 1370 m.

Type locality: Chiriqui, Panama  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.1.77, collected by J.G. Champion and F.D. Godman. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Downs 1967: 70

Coloration: Downs 1967: 71 
EtymologyNamed after George Charles Champion (1851-1927), an entomologist who specialized in Coleoptera. Champion and Godman collected the holotype of this species. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp. - get paper here
  • 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, Emmett Reid 1942. New or Noteworthy Snakes from Panama. Notulae Naturae 108:1-8.
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Myers, C.W. 2003. Rare Snakes—Five New Species from Eastern Panama: Reviews of Northern Atractus and Southern Geophis (Colubridae: Dipsadinae). American Museum Novitates 3391: 1-47 - get paper here
  • Restrepo T J H; Wright J W 1987. A new species of the colubrid snake genus Geophis from Colombia. Journal of Herpetology 21 (3): 191-196 - 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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