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Adelphicos veraepacis STUART, 1941

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Stuart's Burrowing Snake 
SynonymAdelphicos veraepacis STUART 1941: 5
Adelphicos veraepacis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 16
Adelphicos veraepacis — VILLA et al. 1988
Adelphicos veraepacis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 9 

Type locality: Finca Samac, 7 km west of Coban, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 89073 
Comment= Rhadinaea veraepacis STUART 1941 ??? (Stuart & Bailey 1941, Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (442): 1-11).

Distribution: Not in Mexico (Not listed in LINER 1994, Liner 2007, Heimes 2016). 
Etymologynamed after its type locality (although Stuart originally wanted to name the species after the President of Guatemala, General Jorge Ubico, who, however, in “his characteristic modesty”, refused and suggested to name it after its locality). 
  • 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
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • Smith, H.M. 1942. A review of the snake genus Adelphicos. Proc. Rochester Acad. Sci. 8: 175-195 - get paper here
  • Stuart,L.C. 1941. Some new snakes from Guatemala. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (No. 452): 1-7
  • VITERI, MARTÍN & CRISTINA ARRIVILLAGA 2019. Arboreal behaviour in the Stuart’s burrowing snake Adelphicos veraepacis (Dipsadinae) in Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. Herpetological Bulletin 147: - 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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