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Tantilla bocourti (GÜNTHER, 1895)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBocourt's Black-headed Snake 
SynonymHomalocranium melanocephalum var. bocourti GÜNTHER 1895: 148
Homalocranium bocourti GÜNTHER 1895: 149
Tantilla bocourti — COPE 1896: 1021
Homalocranion bocourti — STEJNEGER 1902: 157
Tantilla bocourti — DUNN 1928
Tantilla bocourti bocourti — SMITH & LAUFE 1945: 348
Tantilla bocourti — SMITH & TAYLOR 1945
Tantilla bocourti bocourti — DAVIS & SMITH 1953
Tantilla bocourti — LINER 1994
Tantilla bocourti — LINER 2007
Tantilla bocourti — WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014: 17
Tantilla bocourti — WALLACH et al. 2014: 699 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Nayarit: [HR 31: 114], NE Sinaloa, S Durango, Nayarit, S Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, N Jalisco, Colima, Guanajuato, Puebla, Michoacán, Guerrero, Quéretaro, Morelos, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Veracruz)

Elevation: 0-2,750 m (WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014)

Type locality. "Guanajuato, Mexico" restricted to city of Guanajuato by Smith and Taylor (1950).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: BMNH 1946.1.8.70 (formerly BMNH 94.10.2.1), obtained on exchange from Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (formerly MNHNP 3694), adult male, collected by Dr. Alfredo Duges, date of collection unknown. 
CommentDistribution: see map in McDiarmid et al. 1976, McDiarmid & Folke 1991. 
EtymologyNamed after Marie Firmin Bocourt (1819-1904), French naturalist. 
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