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Adelphicos nigrilatum SMITH, 1942

IUCN Red List - Adelphicos nigrilatum - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Burrowing Snake
S: Ocotera 
SynonymAdelphicos veraepacis nigrilatus SMITH 1942: 182
Adelphicos latifasciatus SMITH 1942
Adelphicos veraepacis nigrilatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 16
Adelphicos veraepacis — ALVAREZ DEL TORO 1982 (fide VILLA et al. 1988)
Adelphicos nigrilatus — LINER 1994
Adelphicos nigrilatum — LINER 2007
Adelphicos nigrilatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 9
Adelphicos nigrilatus — HEIMES 2016: 204 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas)

Type locality: San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950)  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100110 
EtymologyThe name nigrilatus is derived from the Latin nigri meaning black, and lotus meaning side, and refers to the distinctive lateral stripes on the body. 
  • 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
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 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
  • Smith, H.M. 1942. A review of the snake genus Adelphicos. Proc. Rochester Acad. Sci. 8: 175-195 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Taylor, Edward H. 1950. Type localities of Mexican reptiles and amphibians. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (8): 313-380 - 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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