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Rhadinella hannsteini (STUART, 1949)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Hannstein's Spot-lipped Snake
S: Lagartijerita Labio-manchdao 
SynonymTrimetopon hannsteini STUART 1949: 165
Trimetopon hannsteini — STUART 1963
Trimetopon hannsteini — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 308
Rhadinaea hannsteini — MYERS 1974: 130
Rhadinaea hannsteini — VILLA et al. 1988
Rhadinaea hannsteini — LINER 1994
Rhadinaea hannsteini — LINER 2007
Rhadinella hannsteini — MYERS 2011
Rhadinella hannsteini — WALLACH et al. 2014: 642 
DistributionSE Mexico (Chiapas), Guatemala

Type locality: Finca La Paz, 1450 meters elevation, 18 kilometers (airline) due north of Coatepeque, Departamento de San Marcos, Guatemala.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 98756 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Myers 1974: 130 
CommentNot mentioned in Campbell 1999 (Guatemala). 
EtymologyNamed after Walter Bernhard Hannstein (b. 1902), a German whose father emigrated to Guatemala (1892). In the 1940s he bought a coffee plantation, Finca La Paz, which is still owned and managed by his descendants (fide Beolens et al. 2011). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - 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
  • Myers, C.W. 1974. The systematics of Rhadinaea (Colubridae), a genus of New World snakes. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 153 (1): 1-262 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. 2011. A New Genus and New Tribe for Enicognathus melanauchen Jan, 1863, a Neglected South American Snake (Colubridae: Xenodontinae), with Taxonomic Notes on Some Dipsadinae. American Museum Novitates (3715): 1-33 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L. C. 1949. A new Trimetopon (Ophidia) from Guatemala. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 62: 165-168 - get paper here
  • Stuart, L.C. 1963. A checklist of the herpetofauna of Guatemala. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (No. 122): 1-150 - 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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