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Adelphicos latifasciatum LYNCH & SMITH, 1966

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Oaxacan Burrowing Snake
S: Ocotera de Oaxaca 
SynonymAdelphicos veraepacis latifasciatus LYNCH & SMITH 1966: 66
Adelphicos veraepacis latifasciatus— PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 16
Adelphicos latifasciatus — LINER 1994
Adelphicos latifasciatum — LINER 2007
Adelphicos latifasciatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 9
Adelphicos latifasciatum — HEIMES 2016: 201 
DistributionSE Mexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Mexico: Zanatepec, Sierra Madre, Oaxaca  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 56147; T. MacDougall; September 6-12, 1963. 
EtymologyThe name latifasciatus is derived from the Latin lati, meaning broad or wide, and fasciatus, meaning a band, and refers to the distinctive broad dorsal stripe. 
  • Campbell J A; Ford L S 1982. Phylogenetic relationships of the colubrid snakes of the genus Adelphicos in the highlands of Middle America. OCCASIONAL PAPERS OF THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS (No. 100): 1-22 - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Lynch,J. D., & SMITH, H. M. 1966. New or unusual amphibians and reptiles from Oaxaca, Mexico, II. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 69: 58-75. - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - 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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