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Thamnophis rossmani CONANT, 2000

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Natricinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Rossman's Garter Snake
G: Rossmans Strumpfbandnatter
S: Jarretera de Rossman 
SynonymThamnophis rossmani CONANT 2000
Thamnophis rossmani — WALLACH et al. 2014: 725 
DistributionMexico (Nayarit)

Type locality: open roadside ditch 1.4 km NW of the small settlement of San Cayetano, Nayarit, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: LSUM 30390 
EtymologyNamed after Douglas Athon Rossman (1936-2015), American herpetologist. See Wilson & Boundy for an obituary. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bourguignon, T. 2002. Strumpfbandnattern: Herkunft - Pflege - Arten. E. Ulmer Verlag, 125 pp.
  • Conant,R. 2000. A new species of garter snake from Western Mexico. Occ. Pap. Mus. Nat. Sci., Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, No. 76: 1-7 - get paper here
  • Hallmen, M. & Chlebowy, J. 2001. Strumpfbandnattern. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 192 pp. - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Luja, Víctor H., Jesús Alberto López-Solís, and Omar Alexis Hernández López. 2016. Thamnophis rossmani Conant, 2000. Reproduction. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1024–1026 - 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, Larry David and Jeff Boundy. 2015. Obituary: Douglas Athon Rossman 1936-2015: The gentle renaissance man of herpetology. Herpetological Review 46 (4): 716-719 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A, Paulino Ponce-Campos, Jesús Loc-Barragán, Juan Pablo Ramírez-Silva, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson, Elí García-Padilla and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 376-448 - get paper here
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