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Geophis maculiferus TAYLOR, 1941

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Michoacán Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Michoacán 
SynonymGeophis maculiferus TAYLOR 1941
Geophis maculiferus — LINER 1994
Geophis maculiferus — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 13
Geophis maculiferus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 303 
DistributionMexico (Michoacán: Cordillera Volcanica)

Type locality: On a road near Cício (= Tzitzio fide Duellman, 1961: 97), ca 1630 m elevation, 17 km south of the Mexico-Guadalajara highway, Michoacán, México.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 25078, a juvenile male collected 14 August 1940 by E.H. Taylor. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Downs 1967: 122 
CommentAbundance: only known from the specimen(s) described in the original description (fide Campbell et al. 2018) 
  • Bogert, Charles M. & Porter, Ann P. 1966. A new species of Geophis (Serpentes, Colubridae) fromthe state of Colima, Mexico. American Museum Novitates (2260): 1-10 - 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
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1941. Herpetology Miscellany, No. II. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 27 (7): 105-132 - 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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