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Thamnophis nigronuchalis THOMPSON, 1957

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Southern Durango Spotted Garter Snake
G: Südliche Durango-Strumpfbandnatter 
SynonymThamnophis nigronuchalis THOMPSON 1957
Thamnophis rufipunctatus nigronuchalis — TANNER 1985: 650
Thamnophis nigronuchalis — ROSSMAN et al. 1996: 215
Thamnophis nigronuchalis — DE QUEIROZ et al. 2002
Thamnophis nigronuchalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 723 
DistributionMexico (SW Durango)

Type locality: Mexico, Durango, San Luis, ca. 2743 m elevation. Map legend:
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Reproductionovoviviparous. 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 113611 
CommentDistribution: see map in Wood et al. 2011: 3858. 
EtymologyNamed after its single, broad nuchal blotch which is very dark brown to black. 
References
  • de Queiroz,K. & LAWSON,R. 1994. Phylogenetic relationships of the garter snakes based on DNA sequence and allozyme vatiation. Biol. J. Linnean Soc. 53: 209-229 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Rossman, Douglas A.; Ford, Neil B. & Seigel, Richard A. 1996. The Garter Snakes: Evolution and Ecology. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, xx + 332 + pp.
  • Tanner, Wilmer W. 1985. Snakes of Western Chihuahua. Great Basin Naturalist 45 (4): 615-676 - get paper here
  • Thompson, Fred G. 1957. A new Mexican gartersnake (Genus Thamnophis) with notes on related forms. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (584): 1-10
  • Valdez-Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Trápaga 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Webb, R.G. 1984. Herpetogeography in the Mazatlán-Durango Region of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico. Vetrebrate Ecology and Systematics - A ribute to Henry S. Fitch; Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas, Lawrence, pp. 217-241
 
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