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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesLeptophis mexicanus mexicanus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854
Leptophis mexicanus hoeversi HENDERSON 1976
Leptophis mexicanus septentrionalis MERTENS 1972
Leptophis mexicanus yucatanensis OLIVER 1942 
Common NamesE: Mexican Parrot Snake
G: Mexikanische Dünnschlange 
SynonymLeptophis mexicanus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 536
Thrasops mexicanus — COPE 1866: 127
Leptophis mexicanus — GARMAN 1884: 20
Leptophis mexicanus — BOULENGER 1894: 108
Leptophis mexicanus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 164
Leptophis mexicanus — LINER 1994
Leptophis mexicanus — SAVAGE 2002
Leptophis mexicana — MEHRTENS 1987: 227
Leptophis mexicanus — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015
Leptophis mexicanus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 373

Leptophis mexicanus mexicanus DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854
Leptophis mexicanus mexicanus — OLIVER 1942: 10
Thalerophis mexicanus mexicanus — OLIVER 1948: 211
Leptophis mexicanus mexicanus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 164
Leptophis mexicanus mexicanus — LINER 2007

Leptophis mexicanus septentrionalis MERTENS 1972
Leptophis mexicanus septentrionalis — LINER 2007

Leptophis mexicanus yucatanensis OLIVER 1942
Leptophis mexicanus yucatanensis — KLUGE 1984
Leptophis mexicanus yucatanensis — LINER 2007 
DistributionS Mexico (Chiapas, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Yucatan, Campeche, San Luis Potosi [HR 26: 156], Querétaro [HR 27: 213], Tamaulipas, Puebla, Hidalgo, Nuevo León [HR 48: 590], Guerrero), Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica; elevation (Honduras): 60-940 m

Type locality: Mexico

yucatanensis: Mexico (Quintana Roo); Type locality: Cobá.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: MNHN 3455, a 965 mm specimen, designated by Mertens, 1973: 146.
Holotype: UMMZ [yucatanensis]
Holotype: SMF 32436 [septentrionalis] 
CommentSynonymy after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970, who also listed Ahaetulla modesta GÜNTHER 1872 as synonym of Leptophis mexicanus (but which has been revalidated to full species status; see Leptophis modestus).
Mostly arboricol.

Max. total length: 1.2 m

Relative abundance in Honduras: rare 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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