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Tantilla armillata COPE, 1875

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Schwarznacken-Schwarzkopfschlange 
SynonymTantilla armillatum COPE 1876: 143
Tantilla armillata – PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 294
Tantilla armillata — PORRAS 2006
Tantilla armillata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 699 
DistributionPanama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras (incl. Isla del Tigre), Guatemala

Type locality: Middle Costa Rica  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ANSP 3363 
CommentDistribution: Not listed for Honduras by WILSON & MCCRANIE (2002) but by Solis et al. 2014.

Synonymy: Resurrected from the synonymy of T. melanocephala by SAVAGE (2002). 
References
  • Acosta-Chaves, Víctor; and David Villalobos-Chaves 2015. Tantilla armillata. Predation by a Central American Bark Scorpion (Centruroides edwardsii). Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (2): 202-203 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica with notes on the herpetology and ichthyology of Nicaragua and Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 93-183 [sometimes said to be published 1876 but see Murphy et al. 2007 for clarification]] - get paper here
  • Firneno, Thomas J., Michael W. Itgen, Fatima M. Pereira-Pereira and Josiah H. Townsend. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Tantilla armillata (Black-necked Centipede Snake). Herpetological Review 47 (2): 266
  • Guerra Centeno, Dennis; Héctor Fuentes Rousselin & David Morán Villatoro 2012. Serpientes de Guatemala: Guía para didentificación de especies. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 186 pp.
  • Hardy, Laurence M. and Charles J. Cole 1967. The Colubrid Snake Tantilla armillata Cope in Nicaragua. Journal of the Arizona Academy of Science 4 (3): 194-196 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1952. Die Amphibien und Reptilien von El Salvador. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) (No. 487): 120 pp.
  • Porras, L.W. 2006. Die Schlangen des costa-ricanischen Trockenwaldes. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (61): 32-37 - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Solorzano, A. 2004. Serpientes de Costa Rica - Snakes of Costa Rica. Editorial INBio, Costa Rica, 792 pp.
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - 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 1982. Tantilla. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 307: 1-4 - 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
 
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