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Gyalopion quadrangulare (GÜNTHER, 1893)

IUCN Red List - Gyalopion quadrangulare - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesThornscrub or Desert Hooknose Snake 
SynonymFicimia quadrangularis GÜNTHER 1893: 99
Ficimia desertorum TAYLOR 1936: 51
Ficimia desertorum TAYLOR 1938: 494
Gyalopion desertorum — SMITH & TAYLOR 1941: 359
Gyalopion desertorum — ZWEIFEL & NORRIS 1955: 243
Gyalopion quadrangularis desertorum — DIXON & FUGLER 1959: 164
Ficimia quadrangularis desertorum — FUNK 1964
Gyalopion quadrangularis — STEBBINS 1985: 216
Gyalopion quadrangulare — LINER 1994
Ficimia quadrangularis — SHINE 1994
Gyalopion quadrangulare — CROTHER 2000
Gyalopion quadrangulare — CROTHER et al. 2012 
DistributionUSA (S Arizona),
Mexico (Sonora, Sinaloa)

Type locality: "Presidio, near Mazatlan, Sinaloa."

desertorum: Mexico (Sonora); Type locality: "about 12 kilometers northwest of Guaymas, Sonora." 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.
 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 83.4.5.36/ 1946.1.1.75, female
Holotype: UIMNH [Ficimia desertorum] 
CommentSynonymy: after HARDY 1976. Gyalopion quadrangulare desertorum is not recognized by COLLINS 1997 either.

Reproduction: oviparous. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY: The epithet quadrangularis is derived from Latin (quadr-, four; angul-, an angle, corner) in allusion to the shape of the dark dorsal blotches. 
References
  • Collins J T 1997. Standard Common and current scientific names for North American amphibians and reptiles, 2nd edition. Herpetological Circular 25: 1-40
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Funk, Richard S. 1964. Fifth Ficimia quadrangularis desertorum Taylor in United States Southwestern Naturalist 9 (2): 102-109 - get paper here
  • Greer, A. E. 1965. A note on Gyalopion quadrangularis in Nayarit, Mexico with remarks on the clinal variation within the species Herpetologica 21 (1): 68-69 - 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
  • Hardy, Laurence M. 1976. Gyalopion, G. canum, G. quadrangularis. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (182): 1-3 - get paper here
  • Phillips, C.A. 2003. HERPETOLOGICAL TYPE-SPECIMENS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: AN UPDATE TO THE PRIMARY TYPES. University of illinois Museumof Natural History, 17 pp.
  • Shine, Richard 1994. Sexual size dimorphism in snakes revisited. Copeia 1994 (2): 326-346 - get paper here
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Taylor, Edward Harrison 1936. Description of a new Sonoran snake of the genus Ficimia, with notes on other Mexican species Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 49: 51-54 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Edward Harrison 1938. Notes on the herpetological fauna of the Mexican state of Sonora. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 24 (19): 475-503 [1936] - get paper here
  • Webb, R.G. 1984. Herpetogeography in the Mazatlán-Durango Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Vetrebrate Ecology and Systematics - A ribute to Henry S. Fitch; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, pp. 217-241
  • Werning, Heiko 2012. Die Reptilien und Amphibien des Südwestens Draco 13 (50): 18-60 - get paper here
  • Zweifel,R.G. and Norris,K.S. 1955. Contributions to the herpetology of Sonora, Mexico:Descriptions of new subspecies of snakes (Micruroides euryxanthus and Lampropeltis getulus) and miscellaneous collecting notes. American Midland Naturalist 54: 230-249 - get paper here
 
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