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Sibon sanniolus (COPE, 1866)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesSibon sanniolus neilli HENDERSON, HOEVERS & WILSON 1977
Sibon sanniolus sanniolus (COPE 1866) 
Common NamesE: Pigmy Snail Sucker 
SynonymMesopeltis sanniolus COPE 1866: 318
Leptognathus sanniola — BOCOURT 1908
Sibynomorphus sanniola — SCHMIDT & ANDREWS 1936
Sibynomorphus sanniolus — GAIGE 1936
Sibon sanniola — LEE 2000: 329
Sibon sanniolus — LINER 1994
Sibon sanniola — CAMPBELL 1998
Sibon sanniolus — MCCRANIE 2006
Sibon sanniolus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 669
Sibon sanniola — HEIMES 2016: 309 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo), Belize, Guatemala

Type locality: Yucatan  
TypesHolotype: USNM 6564, male, from Yucatan.
Holotype: MPM 8929 (Milwaukee Public Museum), a male, collected July 1974 by Ernest Smith. [neilli] 
CommentSynonymy after VILLA et al. 1988 (but see KOFRON 1990). 
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  • Calderon, R.; Cedeño-Vázquez, J.R. & Pozo, C. 2003. New distributional records for amphibians and reptiles from Campeche, Mexico. Herpetological Review 34 (3): 269-272 - get paper here
  • Campbell, J.A. 1998. Amphibians and reptiles of northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, xiii + 380 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1867. Fifth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18 [1866]: 317-323 - get paper here
  • Gaige,H. 1936. Some reptiles and amphibians from Yucatan and Campeche, Mexico. Carnegie Inst. Wash. Publ., (457): 289-304.
  • Harvey, Michael B.; Gilson Rivas Fuenmayor, José Rances Caicedo-Portilla, and José Vicente Rueda-Almonacid 2009. Systematics of the Enigmatic Dipsadine Snake Tropidodipsas perijanensis Alemán (Serpentes: Colubridae) and Review of Morphological Characters of Dipsadini. Herpetological Monographs 22 (1): 106-132 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Henderson, R. W., HOEVERS, L. G., & WILSON, L. D. 1977. A new species of Sibon (Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae) from Belize, Central America. Journal of Herpetology 11 (1): 77-79. - get paper here
  • Kofron, C.P. 1990. Systematics of Neotropical gastropod-eating snakes: the dimidiata group of the genus Sibon, with comments on the nebulata group. Amphibia-Reptilia 11: 207-223 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, Gunther, J. Rogelio Cedeño-Vázquez, Till Kirstein and Pablo Beutelspacher-García. 2016. The Chetumal Snake Census: generating biological data from road-killed snakes. Part 2. Dipsas brevifacies, Sibon sanniolus, and Tropidodipsas sartorii. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 689–705 - get paper here
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
  • McCOY, C. J. 1986. Results of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Expeditions to Belize. I. Systematic status and geographic distribution of Sibon neilli (Reptilia, Serpentes). Annals of the Carnegie Museum 55: 117-123.
  • McCOY, C. J., CENSKY, E. J., & VAN DE VENDER, R. R. 1986. Distribution records for amphibians and reptiles in Belize, Central America. Herpetological Review 17:28-29. - get paper here
  • McCranie, J.R. 2007. A second new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from La Mosquitia, Northeastern Honduras. Herpetologica 63 (2): 213-218 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2006. New species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from Northeastern Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 40 (1): 16-21 - get paper here
  • Pérez-Higareda, Gonzalo, Marco A. López-Luna, and Hobart M. Smith 2002. A new snake related to Sibon sanniola (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 38(2):62-65 - get paper here
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - get paper here
  • Pizzatto, Lígia; Maurício Cantor, Juliana Lima de Oliveira, Otavio A.V. Marques, Vinicius Capovilla, and Marcio Martins 2008. Reproductive Ecology of Dipsadine Snakes, With Emphasis on South American Species. Herpetologica 64 (2): 168-179 - get paper here
  • ROVITO, SEAN M.; THEODORE J. PAPENFUSS 2012. A new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from the mountains of eastern Guatemala. Zootaxa 3266: 62–68 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, K. P, & ANDREWS, E. W. 1936. Notes on snakes from Yucatán. Field Mus. Nat Hist. Zool. Ser. 20: 167-187. - 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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