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Tropidodipsas repleta SMITH, LEMOS-ESPINAL, HARTMAN & CHISZAR, 2005

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTropidodipsas repleta SMITH, LEMOS-ESPINAL, HARTMAN & CHISZAR 2005
Tropidodipsas repleta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 747
Tropidodipsas repleta — GRÜNWALD et al. 2021 
DistributionMexico (Sonora, Sinaloa)

Type locality: km 236.2 hwy 16 Chihuahua-Hermosillo, in Sonora (28°26' 12.5"N, 109° 10' 5.7’’ W), 1643 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: UBIPRO 11635, Unidad de Biologia, Tecnologia y Prototipos 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A relative of Tropidodipsas annulifera, having all characters of
that species as heretofore known (Kofron, 1988) except in having more numerous
white rings on body (21, all complete, vs 3-14. N=32) and on tail (9. all incomplete vs 2-7), and no nuchal light ring (vs present) [from SMITH et al. 2005]. 
EtymologyNamed after the Latin "repletus", which in English has taken on the meaning of "well-supplied", and is applied here in reference to the numerous light rings on tail and body. 
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - get paper here
  • Grünwald, C. I., Ramírez-Chaparro, R., & Ahumada-Carrillo, I. T. 2023. Mexican Geographical Distribution Notes 1: First Record of Tropidodipsas repleta from the State of Sinaloa. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society, 58(5), 69 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Rorabaugh JC 2019. A conservation checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, Mexico, with updated species lists. ZooKeys 829: 131-160 - get paper here
  • Maynard, R J; Shepard, N A; Warfel, T; O'Connor, A & Verspui, G J; 2019. New records of the banded blacksnake (Tropidodipsas repleta), with a review of all known records. Herpetological Review 50 (1): 66-69 - get paper here
  • Smith, G.R.; Lemos-Espinal, J.A.; Hartman, & Chiszar, D. 2005. A new species of Tropidodipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Sonora, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 41: 39-41 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & J.A. Lemos-Espinal 2006. A Second Specimen and First Record for Chihuahua, Mexico, of Tropidodipsas repleta (Serpentes: Colubridae) Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 42(4): 171-172. - 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.
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