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Tantilla cascadae WILSON & MEYER, 1981

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMichoacán Centipede Snake 
SynonymTantilla cascadae WILSON & MEYER 1981
Tantilla cascadae — LINER 1994
Tantilla cascadae — LINER 2007
Tantilla cascadae — WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014: 25
Tantilla cascadae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 700 
DistributionMexico (Michoacán, Jalisco)

Elevation: 1,430–1,858 m (WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014)

Type locality.- Tzaráracua Falls (= Cascada la Tzaráracua), S of Uruapán (10.5 km south, according to Duellman, 1961), Michoacán, Mexico, collected by D. F. Brand in June, 1939.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: AMNH 107389, female, collected in June, 1939 by D. F. Brand. 
Diagnosis 
CommentThis species remains known from only 3 specimens (WILSON 1999, WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014, 2015). 
EtymologyThe name cascadae is derived from the Spanish word cascada, meaning “waterfall,” in reference to Cascada Tzaráracua, the type locality of the species. 
References
  • Cruz-Sáenz, Daniel; Francisco Javier Muñoz-Nolasco, David Lazcano and Edgar Flores-Covarrubias 2015. Noteworthy records for Tantilla cascadae and T. ceboruca (Squamata: Colubridae) from Jalisco, Mexico Check List 11 (4): 1708, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/11.4.1708 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - 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 1988. Tantilla cascadae Wilson and Meyer. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 451: 1 - get paper here
  • Wilson L D; Meyer J R 1981. Systematics of the Calamarina group of the colubrid snake genus Tantilla. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology (No. 42): 1-25
  • 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, Larry David and Vicente Mata-Silva. 2014. Snakes of the genus Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) in Mexico: taxonomy, distribution, and Conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (1): 5-95 - get paper here
  • Wilson,L.D. & Campbell,J.A. 2000. A new species of the Calamarina group of the colubrid snake genus Tantilla (Reptilia: Squamata) from Guerrero, Mexico, with a review of and key to members of the group. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 113 (3): 820-827 - get paper here
 
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