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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 NamesE: Dugès' Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Dugés 
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: 52
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, Nayarit), 1500-2100 m elevation.

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

dugesii: Mexico; Type locality: Tangancicuaro, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1883.0278, male, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, collected by O. Navarro and given to A. Dugés.
Holotype: KU 44265 [aquilonaris] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis (aquilonaris). Downs 1967: 53 
EtymologyNamed after Professor Alfredo Augusto Duges (1826-1910), Professor of Natural History, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. 
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