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Geophis sallaei BOULENGER, 1894

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Sallae's Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Sallé 
SynonymGeophis sallaei BOULENGER 1894:318
Catastoma sallaei — AMARAL 1929: 193
Geophis sallaei russatus — SMITH & WILLIAMS 1966: 90
Geophis laticollaris — DOWNS 1967: 168
Geophis sallei — SMITH & CHISZAR 1992: 16
Geophis sallaei — LINER 1994
Geophis sallaei — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 18
Geophis sallei — PAVÓN-VÁZQUEZ et al. 2011
Geophis sallaei — WALLACH et al. 2014: 305
Geophis sallaei — BARRAGAN-RESÉNDIZ et al. 2022 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca: Sierra Madre del Sur), ca 1400 m elevation.

Type locality: Mexico.  
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.1.6.27, a female, designated by Downs (1967:168). Paralectotypes: BMNH 1946.1.6.26, 1946.1.6.49, The Natural History Museum, London, collected by M. Sallé. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Downs 1967: 169

Coloration: Downs 1967: 170. 
CommentDistribution: see map in BARRAGAN-RESÉNDIZ et al. 2022: 273 (Fig. 5) 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the types. 
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  • Barragán-Reséndiz, Lesly Montserrat, Pavón-Vázquez, Carlos J., Cervantes-Burgos, Romina Itzel, Trujano-Ortega, Marysol, Canseco-Márquez, Luis, et al. 2022. A New Species of Snake of the Geophis sieboldi Group (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from Estado de México, Mexico. Herpetologica 78 (4): 268-276 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • 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
  • García-Padilla E, DeSantis DL, Rocha A, Mata-Silva V, Johnson JD, Wilson LD. 2020. Conserving the Mesoamerican herpetofauna: the most critical case of the priority level one endemic species. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14(2) [General Section]: 73–132 (e240) - 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
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente; Dominic DeSantis, Elí García-Padilla, Larry David Wilson, and Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista 2015. Geophis sallei Boulenger, 1894. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (4): 549 - get paper here
  • Pavón-Vázquez, Carlos J.; Uri O. García-Vázquez, Jean C. Blancas-Hernández, and Adrián Nieto-Montes de Oca 2011. A New Species of the Geophis sieboldi Group (Squamata: Colubridae) Exhibiting Color Pattern Polymorphism from Guerrero, Mexico. Herpetologica 67 (3): 332-343 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M. 1942. A note on two Mexican species of Geophis. Copeia 1942 (4): 259 - get paper here
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  • 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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