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Geophis nigrocinctus DUELLMAN, 1959

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Black-banded Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Bandas Negras 
SynonymGeophis nigrocinctus DUELLMAN 1959
Geophis nigrocinctus — LINER 1994
Geophis nigrocinctus — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 15
Geophis nigrocinctus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 304 
DistributionMexico (Michoacán: Sierra de Coalcoman, Jalisco: Sierra de Manantlán), above 1900 m elevation

Type locality: Dos Aguas, Michoacán, México, 2100 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 118841 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A species of Geophis with dorsal scales smooth and in 15 rows; differs from other species in this group in having the following combination oi characters: no anterior temporal, 161 to 170 ventrals, 41 to 50 caudals, dorsal pattern with many narrow black cross bands on a dull brick-red ground color, and venter cream with black spots. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “niger” and “cinctus”, which mean "black" and "belt". The name refers to the black bands on the body of the species. 
  • 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, William E. 1959. Two new snakes, genus Geophis, from Michoacán, Mexico. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (605): 1-9 - get paper here
  • Flores-Villela,O. et al. 1995. Geophis nigrocinctus. Herpetological Review 26 (2): 109 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • 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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