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Tantilla andinista WILSON & MENA, 1980

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAndes Centipede Snake 
SynonymTantilla andinista WILSON & MENA 1980
Tantilla andinista — SAWAYA & SAZIMA 2003
Tantilla andinista — WALLACH et al. 2014: 698 
DistributionEcuador (Chimborazo)

Type locality. 5 km E Alausí, elevation 2600-2750 m, Prov. Chimborazo, Ecuador.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: KU 135209 (adult female) 
Diagnosis 
CommentThis taxon is still known from but a single specimen (Wilson 1999, Wilson & Mata-Silva 2015) 
Etymology 
References
  • Sawaya, R.J. & Sazima, I. 2003. A new species of Tantilla (Serpentes: Colubridae) from southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 59 (1): 119-126 - 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.
  • Wilson L D 1985. Tantilla andinista Wilson and Mena. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 378: 1 - get paper here
  • Wilson L D; Mena C E 1980. Systematics of the melanocephala group of the colubrid snake genus Tantilla. SAN DIEGO SOCIETY OF NATURAL HISTORY MEMOIRS 11: 5-58
  • Wilson, L.D. 1999. Checklist and key to the species of the genus Tantilla (Serpentes: Colubridae), with some commentary on distribution. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (122): 1-34 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David and Vicente Mata-Silva 2015. A checklist and key to the snakes of the Tantilla clade (Squamata: Colubridae), with comments ondistribution and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (4): 418 - get paper here
  • Wilson,L.D. 1987. A Résumé of the Colubrid Snakes of the Genus Tantilla of South America. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. (68): 1-35
 
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