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Geophis tarascae HARTWEG, 1959

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Tarascan Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Tarasca 
SynonymGeophis tarascae HARTWEG 1959
Geophis tarascae — MEDICA et al. 1975
Geophis tarascae — LINER 1994
Geophis tarascae — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 19
Geophis tarascae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 305 
DistributionMexico (Michoacán, Jalisco), 1400-1700 m elevation

Type locality: The “Parque Nacional” outside of Uruapan, Michoacán, Mexico, ca. 1676 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 99151 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Downs 1967: 65 
  • Dixon, James R. 1968. Notes on the snake genus Geophis, from Nevado de Colima, Jalisco, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 13 (4): 452-454 - 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
  • Hartweg, Norman 1959. A new colubrid snake of the genus Geophis from Michoacán. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (601): 1-5 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Medica, P.A.; Arndt, R.G. & Dixon, J.r. 1975. Additional records of reptiles from Jalisco, Mexico. Great Basin Naturalist 35 (1): 317-318 - 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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