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Rhadinaea taeniata (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
SubspeciesRhadinaea taeniata aemula BAILEY 1940
Rhadinaea taeniata taeniata (PETERS 1863) 
Common NamesE: Pine-Oak Snake
S: Hojarasquera Rayada de Pino-Encino 
SynonymDromicus taeniatus PETERS 1863: 275
Rhadinaea taeniata — SCHMIDT 1947
Rhadinaea taeniata taeniata — MYERS 1974
Rhadinaea taeniata — LINER 1994
Rhadinaea taeniata — BAUER et al. 1995: 71
Rhadinaea taeniata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 641

Rhadinaea taeniata aemula BAILEY 1940
Rhadinaea aemula BAILEY 1940: 4
Rhadinaea aemula — SMITH 1942: 463
Rhadinaea aemula — DAVIS & SMITH 1953
Rhadinaea taeniata aemula — MYERS 1974 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Morelos, Michoacan, Jalisco, Nayarit, Guerrero, Guanajuato)

Type locality: “Mexico”

aemula: Mexico (Morelos)  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 2117A (designated by Myers 1974),Paralectotypes: ZMB 2115, 2117B
Holotype: MCZ 42659 [aemula] 
CommentSubspecies: Lemos-Espinal et al. 2020 do not mention aemula in their list of reptiles from Morelos, hence they do not appear to recognize it as valid species. 
Etymology“The specific epithet is derived from taenia (a head band) plus the suffix -ata (provided with), evidently in reference to the pale dorsolateral stripes (or possibly the lateral black ones) that extend from the body onto the head” (MYERS, 1974).  
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