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Imantodes tenuissimus (COPE, 1867)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesYucatán Blunthead Snake 
SynonymHimantodes tenuissimus COPE 1867:317
Imantodes tenuissimus — SMITH 1942: 390
Imantodes tenuissimus — LINER 1994
Imantodes tenuissimus — CALDERON et al. 2004
Imantodes tenuissimus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 349 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo)

Type locality: "Yucatan, Mexico."  
TypesHolotype: USNM 6563, an 838 mm specimen (A. Schott, 7 Jan. 1866). 
  • Calderon, R.; Cedeño-Vázquez, J.R. & Pozo, C. 2003. New distributional records for amphibians and reptiles from Campeche, Mexico. Herpetological Review 34 (3): 269-272 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1867. Fifth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18 [1866]: 317-323 - get paper here
  • Dundee, H. A., WHITE, D. A., & RICO GRAY,V. 1986. Observations on the distribution and biology of some Yucatán Peninsula amphibians and reptiles. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 22: 37-150 - get paper here
  • Hartweg, N., & OLIVER, J. A. 1940. A contribution to the herpetology of the isthmus of Tehuantepec. IV. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan No. 47: 1-31 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, G., J. R. Cedeño-Vázquez, E. D. Kraus, P. M. Beutelspacher-García, and J. A. Domínguez-Lepe. 2017. The Chetumal Snake Census: generating biological data from road-killed snakes. Part 5. Imantodes tenuissimus, Lampropeltis triangulum, and Stenorrhina freminvillii. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 774–789 - get paper here
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
  • MISSASSI, ALEXANDRE F. R. & ANA L. C. PRUDENTE 2015. A new species of Imantodes Duméril, 1853 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Zootaxa 3980 (4): 562–574
  • Smith, Hobart 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 92 (3153): 349-395 - get paper here
  • 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.
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