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Geophis omiltemanus GÜNTHER, 1893

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGuerreran Earth Snake 
SynonymGeophis omiltemana GÜNTHER 1893: 92
Dirosema omiltemanum — BOULENGER 1894: 299
Atractus omiltemanus — COPE 1896: 1024
Catastoma omiltemanum — AMARAL 1929: 192
Geophis omiltemana — SMITH 1941: 1
Geophis omiltemanus — DOWNS 1967: 124
Geophis omiltemanus — LINER 1994
Geophis omiltemanus — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 15
Geophis omiltemanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 304 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero, W Oaxaca)

Type locality: Omilteme, Guerrero, Mexico, ca. 2438 m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.6.35-37, The Natural History Museum, London, collected by H.H. Smith. Downs (1967:124) designated 1946.1.6.37, an adult male, the lectotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
References
  • 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
  • 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
  • Campbell, Jonathan A. 1988. The distribution, variation, natural history, and relationships of Porthidium barbouri (Viperidae). ACTA Zool. MEX. 26: 1-32
  • Cope, Edward D. 1896. The Geographical distribution of Batrachia and Reptilia in North America. American Naturalist 30: 886-1026 - 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
  • 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
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Smith,H.M. 1941. A new Geophis from Mexico. Proc. New England zool. Club 18: 49-55
  • 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.
  • 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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