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Geophis dugesii BOCOURT, 1883

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesGeophis dugesii dugesii BOCOURT 1883
Geophis dugesii aquilonaris LEGLER 1959 
Common NamesDugès' Earth Snake 
SynonymGeophis dugesii BOCOURT 1883: 573
E(lapoidis) dugesi — COPE 1885: 386
Geophis dugesi — COPE 1885: 386
Catastoma dugesii — AMARAL 1929: 191
Geophis aquilonaris LEGLER 1959: 329
Geophis dugesi — DUELLMAN 1961: 96
Geophis dugesii aquilonaris — WEBB 1977: 551
Geophis dugesii dugesii — WEBB 1977: 551
Geophis dugesii — LINER 1994
Geophis dugesii — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 9
Geophis dugesii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 301

Geophis dugesii aquilonaris LEGLER 1959
Geophis aquilonaris LEGLER 1959
Geophis aquilonaris — DOWNS 1967
Geophis dugesii aquilonaris — WEBB 1977
Geophis aquilonaris — TANNER 1985: 630
Geophis dugesi aquilonaris — VAZQUEZ-DIAZ & QUINTERO-DIAZ 1999: 235 
DistributionMexico (Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Durango, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Sonora), 1500-2100 m elevation.

aquilonaris: , Chihuahua, Aguascalientes [07791]; Type locality: 23 mi S and 1.5 mi E Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Type locality: Tangancicuaro, Mexico. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1883.0278, male, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, collected by O. Navarro and given to A. Dugés.
Holotype: KU 44265 [aquilonaris] 
Comment 
References
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  • Arenas-Monroy, J. A., C. M. García-Balderas and R. A. Carbajal-Márquez. 2012. Geophis dugesii (Dugé´s Earth Snake). Nuevo Registro de Distribución para Guanajuato. Herpetological Review 43: 620
  • Bocourt, M. E. 1873. In: A. Duméril, M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard, (1870-1909), Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv; In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Ce Imprimerie Imper., Paris, Livr. 2-15, pp. 33-860. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1885. A contribution to the herpetology of Mexico. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 22: 379-404 - 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
  • Duellman, W.E. 1961. The amphibians and reptiles of Michoacan, Mexico. Mus. of Natur. Hist., Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Publ. 15(1) 148 pp. - get paper here
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Legler, J.M. 1959. A new snake of the genus Geophis, from Chihuahua, Mexico. University of Kansas Publications, Museum of Natural History, 11, 327–334. - get paper here
  • Leyte-Manrique, Adrian; Efrén M. Hernández Navarro y Luis A. Escobedo-Morales 2015. Herpetofauna de Guanajuato: Un análisis histórico y contemporáneo de su conocimiento Revista Mexicana de Herpetología 1(1): 1–14 - get paper here
  • McCranie, J.R. & Wilson, L.D. 2001. The herpetofauna of the Mexican State of Aguascalientes. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 230: 1-57
  • Rodriguez Torres, Judith & Vázquez Díaz, Joel 1990. Nuevo registro de distribucion de Geophis dugesi aquilonaris para el Estado de Jalisco, Mexico. Bol. Soc. Herpetol. Mex. 2 (1): 9-12 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1939. Notes on Mexican reptiles and amphibians. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 24 (4): 15-35 - get paper here
  • Tanner, Wilmer W. 1985. Snakes of Western Chihuahua. Great Basin Naturalist 45 (4): 615-676 - get paper here
  • Uriarte-Garzón, Pedro and Uri Omar García-Vázquez. 2013. Geographic Distribution: Geophis dugesii (Duges' earth snake). Herpetological Review 44 (3): 476
  • Valdez-Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Trápaga 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
  • Vázquez Díaz, Joel;Quintero Díaz, Gustavo E. 2005. Anfibios y Reptiles de Aguascalientes [2nd ed.]. CONABIO, CIEMA, 318 pp.
  • Vázquez-Díaz,J. & Quintero-Díaz,G. 1999. Geographic distribution: Geophis dugesi aquilonaris. Herpetological Review 30 (4): 235 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Webb, R.G. 1977. Comments on the snakes of the genus Geophis (Colubridae) from the Mexican states of Durango and Sinaloa. Southwestern Naturalist 21, 548–551. - get paper here
  • Webb, R.G. 1984. Herpetogeography in the Mazatlán-Durango Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Vetrebrate Ecology and Systematics - A ribute to Henry S. Fitch; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, pp. 217-241
  • 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
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
 
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