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Rhadinaea marcellae TAYLOR, 1949

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesMarcella's Graceful Brown Snake 
SynonymRhadinaea marcellae TAYLOR 1949
Rhadinaea marcellae — LINER 1994
Rhadinaea marcellae — LINER 2007
Rhadinaea marcellae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 640 
DistributionMexico (Puebla, Hidalgo etc.)

Type locality: Xilitla region, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: LSUMZ 270 (Louisiana St. Univ. Mus. Zool.), May 12, 1947. Collected by Marcella Newman. 
CommentKnown from only 12 specimens (Nicolas Vidal on Facebook, 23 Jan 2018)

Group: Rhadinaea decorata group 
EtymologyNamed after the collector, Marcella Newman. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Canseco-Marquez,L.; Gutierrez-Mayen,G. & Salazar-Arenas,J. 2000. New records and range extensions for amphibians and reptiles from Puebla, México. Herpetological Review 31 (4): 259-263 - get paper here
  • Garcia, Efrain Hernandez;Quijano, Fernando Mendoza 1994. Rhadinaea marcellae (NCN). Mexico: Hidalgo. Herpetological Review 25 (1): 34 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - get paper here
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca,A. & Mendelson III, J.R. 1997. Variation in Rhadinaea marcellae (Squamata: Colubridae), a poorly known species from the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 31 (1): 124-127 - get paper here
  • Taylor,E.H. 1949. A preliminary account of the herpetology of the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (2): 169-215 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884
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