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Tantilla ceboruca CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ, SMITH, PONCE-CAMPOS, FLORES-VILLELA & CAMPBELL, 2007

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCeboruco Centipede Snake 
SynonymTantilla ceboruca CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ, SMITH, PONCE-CAMPOS, FLORES-VILLELA & CAMPBELL 2007
Tantilla ceboruca — WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014: 27
Tantilla ceboruca — WALLACH et al. 2014: 700 
DistributionMexico (Nayarit: Sierra Madre Occidental, Jalisco)

Elevation: 1,233–2,094 m (WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014)

Type locality: Volcán Ceboruco, Nayarit, Mexico. Carretera Jala-Cerro microhondas, 2,094 m elevation (21.13199°N, 104.50462°W).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZFC 17048 (field no. JAC 23559). An adult male from obtained by E. N. Smith, P. Ponce-Campos, and J. Malone on 17 July 2003, in pine-oak forest. 
CommentKnown from only 3 specimens (WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2015)

Habitat: fragmented pine-oak forest; the holotype was found under a rock. 
EtymologyThe specific name is a noun in apposition and refers to the Volcán Ceboruco, the locality were the specimen was collected. 
References
  • Canseco-Márquez, L.; Eric N. Smith, P. Ponce-Campos, O. Flores-Villela, Jonathan A. Campbell 2007. A New Species of Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) of the Calamarina Group from Volcán Ceboruco, Nayarit, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 41 (2): 220-224 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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, 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
 
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