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Tantilla tayrae WILSON, 1983

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Common NamesE: Volcan Tacana Centipede Snake 
SynonymTantilla tayrae WILSON 1983
Tantilla tayrae — LINER 1994
Tantilla tayrae — LINER 2007
Tantilla tayrae — WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014: 58
Tantilla tayrae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 706 
DistributionSE Mexico (Chiapas)

Elevation: 760-960 m (WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014)

Type locality. Finca San Jeronimo, 7.5 km N (by rd.) Cacoahatan (= Cacahoatán or Cacahuatán), elevation 760 m, Volcan Tacana, Municipio de Union Juarez, Chiapas, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: MVZ 159203, adult male, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, collected 30 July 1978 by Robert L. Seib. 
EtymologyThe name tayrae is a patronym honoring the senior author’s younger daughter Tayra Barbara Wilson, who was 10 years old at the time of the snake’s description, 31 years ago. 
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  • Campbell, Jonathan A. 1998. Comments on the identities of certain Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) from Guatemala, with descriptions of two new species. Scientific Papers, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, (7):1-14.
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Rodríguez-Robles, Javier A., Good, David A., Wake, David B. 2003. Brief History of Herpetology in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, with a List of Type Specimens of Recent Amphibians and Reptiles. UC Publications in Zoology, 119 pp. - get paper here
  • Townsend, Josiah H.; Larry David Wilson, Melissa Medina-Flores, and Luis A. Herrera-B. 2013. A New Species of Centipede Snake in the Tantilla taeniata Group (Squamata: Colubridae) from Premontane Rainforest in Refugio De Vida Silvestre Texíguat, Honduras. Journal of Herpetology Mar 2013, Vol. 47, No. 1: 191-200. - 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 1983. A new species of Tantilla of the taeniata group from Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 17 (1): 54-59 - get paper here
  • Wilson L D 1990. Tantilla tayrae Wilson. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 479: 1 - get paper here
  • 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 on distribution 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. & McCranie,J.R. 1999. The systematic status of Honduran populations of the Tantilla taeniata group (Serpentes: Colubridae), with notes on other populations. Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (3): 326-329 - get paper here
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