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Tantillita lintoni (SMITH, 1940)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesTantillita lintoni rozellae PEREZ-HIGAREDA 1985
Tantillita lintoni lintoni (SMITH 1940) 
Common NamesLinton's Dwarf Short-tail Snake 
SynonymTantilla lintoni SMITH 1940
Tantillita lintoni — SMITH & TAYLOR 1945
Tantilla excubitor — WILSON 1982
Tantillita lintoni — LINER 1994
Tantillita lintoni — KÖHLER et al. 2004
Tantillita lintoni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 708 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas, Veracruz: [HR 31: 187], Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo), Guatemala, Belize [HR 31: 115], Honduras, Nicaragua [HR 30: 55]

Type locality: Piedras Negras, Guatemala.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 108603
Holotype: CAR-EBTT (= IBH-LT = UNAM-LT) 2336 (Estación de Biología Tropical "Los Tuxtlas", Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico), adult male collected 17 August 1984, by Gonzalo Perez-Higareda [rozellae] 
CommentType species: Tantilla lintoni SMITH 1940 is the type species of the genus Tantillita SMITH 1940. 
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