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Tropidodipsas guerreroensis TAYLOR, 1939

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Guerrero Snail Sucker 
SynonymTropidodipsas guerreroensis TAYLOR 1939: 470
Tropidodipsas guerreroensis — SMITH 1943: 372
Tropidodipsas fasciata guerreroensis — ALVAREZ DEL TORO & SMITH 1956:16
Sibon fasciatus guerreroensis — KOFRON 1985
Sibon fasciatus guerreroensis — KOFRON 1987
Tropidodipsas guerreroensis — GRÜNWALD et al. 2021 
DistributionMexico (Pacific slopes, Oaxaca; Guerrero)

Type locality: Buena Vista, Guerrero; probable locality, Uruapan, Michoacan, fide ÁLVAREZ DEL TORO & SMITH 1956: 16  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100070; other specimens: INI-RENA 2781 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Taylor 1939: 470 
CommentSimilar species: T. philippii.

Distribution: See Grünwald et al. 2021: 252 (Fig. 10) for a map. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Álvarez DEL TORO, M., & SMITH, H. M. 1956. Notulae herpetologicae Chiapasiae. I. Herpetologica 12: 3-17 - get paper here
  • Grünwald CI, Toribio-Jiménez S, Montaño-Ruvalcaba C, Franz-Chávez H, Peñaloza-Montaño MA, Barrera-Nava EY, Jones JM, Rodriguez CM, Hughes IM, Strickland JL, Reyes-Velasco J 2021. Two new species of snail-eating snakes of the genus Tropidodipsas (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from southern Mexico, with notes on related species. Herpetozoa 34: 233-257 - get paper here
  • Kofron, C. P. 1987. Systematics of Neotropical gastropod-eating snakes: the fasciata group of the genus Sibon. Journal of Herpetology 21 (3): 210-225. - get paper here
  • Kofron, C.P. 1985. Systematics of the neotropical gastropod-eating snake genera Tropidodipsas and Sibon. Journal of Herpetology 19 (1): 84-92. - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. 1943. A new snake of the genus Tropidodipsas from Mexico. J. Washington Acad. Sci. 33: 371-373
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1939. Some Mexican serpents. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 26 (13): 445-487 - get paper here
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