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Rhadinaea montana SMITH, 1944

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Nuevo Leon Graceful Brown Snake
S: Hojarasquera de Nuevo León 
SynonymRhadinaea montana SMITH 1944: 146
Rhadinaea montana — LINER 1994
Rhadinaea montana — LINER 2007
Rhadinaea montana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 641 
DistributionMexico (Nuevo Leon)

Type locality: Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Galeana, Ojo de Agua.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 30826 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Eight supralabials; ventrals 170 to 179, caudals 99 to 101; dorsolateral light stripes usually briefly interrupted a short distance behind eye, and again on nape; ends of ventrals not or very feebly dark-spotted; dorsolateral light stripe involving fifth and sixth scale rows; a secondary dark line on eighth scale row, and narrow paravertebral light lines; sides light below dark border of dorsolateral light stripes [from SMITH 1944]. 
CommentGroup: Rhadinaea decorata group 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “montanus”, meaning “pertaining to mountains. 
  • Chaney, A. H.; Liner, E. A. 1986. Rhadinaea montana. Herpetological Review 17 (3): - get paper here
  • García-Vázquez, U. O. 2012. Geographic distribution: Rhadinaea montana (Nuevo Léon graceful brownsnake). Herpetological Review 43: 309 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Liner E A. 1996. Rhadinaea montana Smith. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (640): 1-2. - get paper here
  • Liner, E. A.; Chaney, A. H. 1987. Rhadinaea montana: habitat. Herpetological Review 18 (2): 37 - 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
  • Nevárez-de-los-Reyes, Manuel, David Lazcano, Elí García-Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The Herpetofauna of Nuevo León, Mexico: Composition, Distribution, and Conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 558–638 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. 1944. Snakes of the Hoogstraal Expeditions to northern Mexico. Zoological Series of Field Museum of Natural History 29 (8): 135-152 - 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.
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