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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCapistrata Centipede Snake 
SynonymTantilla capistrata COPE 1876: 181
Homalocranium melanocephalum — BOULENGER 1896
Tantilla melanocephala — DUNN 1923
Tantilla melanocephala capistrata — SCHMIDT & WALKER 1943
Tantilla melanocephala capistrata — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 295
Tantilla capistrata — WILSON & MENA 1980
Tantilla capistrata — SAWAYA & SAZIMA 2003
Tantilla capistrata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 700 
DistributionNW Peru (coastal areas from near sea level to approx. 1830 m elevation; valleys of the upper Rio Maranon, Rio Chinchipe, Rio Chamaya), S Ecuador

elevations 0–1,830 m

Type locality: Valley of Jequetepeque, La Libertad, Peru.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ANSP 11581 
Comment 
References
  • Cope, E.D. 1875. Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western Peru. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia N.S. (2) 8: 159-183 [sometimes thought to be published 1876 but see Murphy et al. 2007 for clarification] - get paper here
  • Koch, C. and Venegas, P. 2016. A large and unusually colored new snake species of the genus Tantilla (Squamata; Colubridae) from the PeerJ 4:e2767; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2767 - get paper here
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; PABLO J. VENEGAS, ROY SANTA CRUZ, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2018. Annotated checklist and key to the species of amphibians and reptiles inhabiting the northern Peruvian dry forest along the Andean valley of the Marañón River and its tributaries Zootaxa 4385 (1): 001–101 - get paper here
  • Lema, Thales de 1978. Ocorrência de Tantilla melanocephala (L. 1758) no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, e o "stauts" de Tantilla capistrata Cope, 1876 (Ophidia: Colubridae). and "Novas espécies de opistoglifontes do género Apostolepis Cope 1861 do Paraguai (Ophidia: Colubridae Comunicações do Museu de Ciências da PUCRGS (18/19): 1-49
  • Sawaya, R.J. & Sazima, I. 2003. A new species of Tantilla (Serpentes: Colubridae) from southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 59 (1): 119-126 - get paper here
  • Schmidt,K.P. & WALKER Jr. ,W.F. 1943. Snakes of the Peruvian coastal region. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. nat. Hist., Chicago, 24: 297-327 - 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 1990. Tantilla capistrata Cope. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 475: 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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