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Ninia pavimentata (BOCOURT, 1883)

IUCN Red List - Ninia pavimentata - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Northern Banded Coffee Snake 
SynonymStreptophorus maculatus pavimentatus BOCOURT 1883: 549
Ninia maculata pavimentata —STUART 1948: 75
Ninia maculata pavimentata — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 223
Ninia pavimentata — SMITH & CAMPBELL 1996
Ninia pavimentata — KÖHLER 2008
Ninia pavimentata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 487 
DistributionGuatemala, Honduras (310-1500 m elevation)

Type locality: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 5973, MNHN-RA 1192 and MNHN-RA 1994.0226-0228 (formerly respectively MNHN-RA 1192A-C) 
  • Angarita-Sierra, Teddy 2014. Hemipenial Morphology in the Semifossorial Snakes of the Genus Ninia and a New Species from Trinidad, West Indies (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) . South American J. Herp. 9 (2): 114-130 - get paper here
  • Antúnez Fonseca, Cristopher Alberto 2019. Lowest altitudinal and fourth known record for Ninia pavimentata (Serpentes: Colubridae) in Honduras. Cuad. herpetol. 33 (2): 91-93 - get paper here
  • Bocourt, M. F. 1883. In A. Duméril, M. F. Bocourt, and F. Mocquard, (1870-1909), Etudes sur les reptiles, p. i-xiv, 1-1012. In Recherches Zoologiques pour servir a l'Histoire de Ia Faune de l'Amérique Centrale et du Mexique. Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amér Imprimerie Impériale, Paris - get paper here
  • Burger, W.L. & Werler,J.E. 1954. The subspecies of the ring-necked coffee snake Ninia diademata, and a short biological and taxonomic account of the genus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 36: 643-672 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith B E. Campbell J A. 1996. The systematic status of Guatemalan populations of snakes allied with Ninia maculata (Reptilia: Colubridae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 109 (4): 749-754. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L. C. 1948. The amphibians and reptiles of Alta Verapaz Guatamala. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 69: 1-109 - get paper here
  • Townsend, J. H., L. D. Wilson, M. Medina-Flores, E. Aguilar-Urbina, B. K. Atkinson et al. 2012. A premontane hotspot for herpetological endemism on the windward side of Refugio de Vida Silvestre Texíguat, Honduras. Salamandra 48 (2): 92-114 - get paper here
  • Townsend, J.H.; Wilson, L.D.; Plenderleith, T.L.; Talley, B.L. & Nifong, J.C. 2005. Ninia pavimentata (Squamata: Colubridae): an addition to the snake fauna of Honduras. Carib. J. Sci. 41 (4):869-870
  • 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.
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