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Geophis petersii BOULENGER, 1894

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPeters' Earth Snake 
SynonymGeophis petersi BOULENGER 1894: 321
Catastoma petersii — AMARAL 1929: 192
Geophis petersi — DUELLMAN 1961: 98
Geophis petersii — LINER 1994
Geophis petersii — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 16
Geophis petersii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 304 
DistributionMexico (Distrito Federal, Michoacan, Jalisco), 1800-2000 m elevation.

Type locality: City of Mexico, 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 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.1.6.31-32, The Natural History Museum, London, collected by Doorman. Downs (1967: 164) designated BMNH 1946.1.6.31, a male, the lectotype. 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Wilhelm Peters (1815-1883), German herpetologist. 
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
  • Carmona-Torres, Fahd Henrry and Adriana J. González Hernández. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Geophis petersii (Peter's earth snake). Herpetological Review 45 (2): 285
  • 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
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Muñoz-Nolasco, Francisco Javier; Daniel Cruz-Sáenz, Oscar Jair Rodríguez-Ruvalcaba and Isaac Enrique Terrones-Ferreiro 2015. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 12: Herpetofauna of a Temperate Forest in Mazamitla, Southeastern Jalisco, Mexico. Bull. Chicago Herp. Soc. 50 (4):45-50
  • 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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