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Loxocemus bicolor COPE, 1861

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Higher TaxaLoxocemidae, Henophidia, Pythonoidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Mexican Burrowing Python
G: Spitzkopfpython 
SynonymLoxocemus bicolor COPE 1861: 77
Loxocemus sumichrasti BOCOURT 1876: 7
Plastoseryx Bronni JAN 1862: 242
Loxocemus bicolor — BOULENGER 1893: 74
Loxocemus sumichrasti — SCHMIDT 1947
Loxocemus bicolor — LINER 1994
Loxocemus bicolor — MCDIARMID, CAMPBELL & TOURÉ 1999: 160
Loxocemus bicolor — MATTISON 2007: 201 
DistributionSE Mexico (incl. Michoacan), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Type locality: La Unién, El Salvador 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: USNM 4948 (presumed lost). 
Comment 
References
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1893. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. London (Taylor & Francis), 448 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1861. [On the Amphisbaenidae and Loxocemus]. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1861: 75-77 - get paper here
  • Haas, Georg 1955. The systematic position of Loxocemus bicolor Cope (Ophidia) American Museum Novitates (1748): 1-8 - get paper here
  • Henderson, C.L. 2010. Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles of Costa Rica - A field guide. University of Texas Press, Austin, 198 pp.
  • Jan, G. 1862. Ueber die Familien der Eryciden und Tortriciden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 28 (1): 238-252 - get paper here
  • Jan, G. 1864. Iconographie générale des ophidiens. 3. Livraison. J.B. Bailière et Fils, Paris - get paper here
  • Leetz, T. 1983. The TFH Book of Snakes. T.F.H. Publications, 77 pp.
  • Mattison, Chris 2007. The New Encyclopedia of Snakes. Princeton University Press
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  • McDiarmid,R.W.; Campbell,J.A. & Touré,T.A. 1999. Snake species of the world. Vol. 1. Herpetologists’ League, 511 pp.
  • Mertens, R. 1952. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) (No. 487): 120 pp.
  • Nelson, C. E., & MEYER, J. R. 1967. Variation and distribution of the Middle American snake genus Loxocemus Cope (Boidae?). Southwestern Naturalist 12: 439-453. - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Schmidt, Karl P.;Shannon, Frederick A. 1947. Notes on amphibians and reptiles of Michoacan, Mexico. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 31 (9): 63-85
  • Seung Hoon, Cha 2012. Snake, the world most beautifull curve [in Korean]. Hownext, 304 pp. [ISBN 978-89-965656-7-3] - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1954. Further studies on the serpents of Costa Rica. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 36: 673-800. - get paper here
  • Underwood, G. 2002. On the rictal structures of some snakes. Herpetologica 58 (1): 1-17 - get paper here
  • Vences M., Franzen M., Flaschendräger A., Schmitt R. & Regös J. 1998. Beobachtungen zur Herpetofauna von Nicaragua: kommentierte Artenliste der Reptilien. Salamandra 34 (1): 17-42
  • Wilson, L. D., & MEYER, J. R. 1982. The Snakes of Honduras. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Publ., Biol. & Geol. No. 6, 159 pp.
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  • Zweifel, Richard G. 1959. Additions to the herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico American Museum Novitates (1953): 1-13 - get paper here
 
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