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Coniophanes lateritius COPE, 1862

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Stripeless Snake
S: Culebra Lisa 
SynonymConiophanes lateritius COPE 1862: 524
Tachymenis lateritia — GARMAN 1884: 61
Coniophanes lateritius — BAILEY 1939: 28
Coniophanes lateritius lateritius — ZWEIFEL 1959
Coniophanes lateritius — LINER 1994
Coniophanes sarae PONCE-CAMPOS & SMITH 2001
Coniophanes sarae — FLORES-VILLELA & CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ 2004
Coniophanes lateritius — FLORES-VILLELA & SMITH 2009
Coniophanes lateritius — WALLACH et al. 2014: 177
Coniophanes sarae — WALLACH et al. 2014: 178
Coniophanes sarae — HEIMES 2016: 221
Coniophanes lateritius — PALACIOS-AGUILAR & FLORES-VILLELA 2020 
DistributionMexico (Sinaloa, Morelos [HR 35: 190], Jalisco, Sonora, Guerrero, Nayarit)

Type locality: Guadalajara, Jalisco.

sarae: Mexico (Michoacán); Type locality: Near Tehuantepec, municipality of Chinicuila (18° 42' 07.7" N, 103° 18' 22.3" W), 1390 m elevation, Michoacán.  
TypesNeotype: BYU 13793, designated by Tanner & Robinson (1960); Holotype: Lost. Was E. H. Taylor-H. M. Smith Coll. No. 5198 (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1945)
Holotype: MZFC 13030 [sarae] 
CommentSubspecies: Coniophanes lateritius melanocephalus (PETERS 1869) has been elevated to full species status.

Synonymy: Palacios-Aguilar & Flores-Villela 2020 synonymized C. sarae with C. lateritius.

Distribution: see map in Palacios-Aguilar & Flores-Villela 2020: 119 (Fig. 6). 
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  • Castro-Franco, Rubén, María Guasalupe Bustos-Zagal 1994. List of reptiles of Morelos, Mexico, and their distribution in relation to vegetation types. Southwestern Naturalist 39 (2): 171-175 - get paper here
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  • Flores-Villela, O. & Canseco-Márquez, L. 2004. Nuevas especies y cambios taxonómicos para la herpetofauna de México. Acta Zoologica Mexicana (n.s.) 20 (2): 115-144 - get paper here
  • Flores-Villela, Oscar and Eric N. Smith 2009. A NEW SPECIES OF CONIOPHANES (SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE), FROM THE COAST OF MICHOACÁN, MEXICO. Herpetologica 65 (4): 404-412 - get paper here
  • Garman, Samuel 1884. The reptiles and batrachians of North America. Mem. Mus. comp. Zool, Cambridge (Massachusetts), 8 (3): xxxiv + 185 pp. [1883] [CNAH reprint 10] - get paper here
  • Hardy, L.M., & McDiarmid, R.W. 1969. The amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18 (3): 39-252. - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Lara-Resendiz, Rafael A., Jules Wyman and Philip C. Rosen. 2016. A new record, distributional range extension, and notes on Coniophanes lateritius (Squamata: Colubridae) in Sonora, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (3): 801–803 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A conservation checklist of the herpetofauna of Morelos, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 941: 121-144 - get paper here
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  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Pierce LJS, Painter CW 2020. The amphibians and reptiles of Colima, Mexico, with a summary of their conservation status. ZooKeys 927: 99-125 - get paper here
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  • Ortuño, Ireri Suazo, José Gil Paz Gutiérrez, Oscar Medina Aguilar, Luis Eduardo Bucio, Adriana J. González Hernández and Victor Hugo Reynoso. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Coniophanes lateritius (stripeless snake). Herpetological Review 45 (2): 284 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo 2018. First records of the snake Coniophanes lateritius Cope, 1862 (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from Guerrero, Mexico with notes on its natural history. Herpetology Notes 11: 651-653 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo; Oscar Flores-Villela 2020. Taxonomic revision and comments on two groups of the genus Coniophanes (Squamata: Dipsadidae). Vertebrate Zoology 70 (2): 111–124 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1870. Über mexicanische Amphibien, welche Hr. Berkenbusch in Puebla auf Veranlassung des Hrn. Legationsraths von Schlözer dem zoologischen Museum zugesandt hat. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1869 (December): 874-881 - get paper here
  • Ponce-Campos, P. & Smith, H.M. 2001. A review of the Stripeless Snake (Coniophanes lateritius) complex of Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 37 (1): 10-17 - get paper here
  • Salcido-Rodríguez, Israel; Francisco Isaac Hernández-Valadez , Adriana Elizabeth Castillo-Franco , Daniel Cruz-Sáenz , Edgar Emmanuel Hernández-Juárez , David Lazcano , Lydia Allison Fucsko and Larry David Wilson 2023. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Western Mexico 31: Herpetofauna from Sierra de Tesistán, Zapopan,. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 58(10):165-171 - get paper here
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  • Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo A, Paulino Ponce-Campos, Jesús Loc-Barragán, Juan Pablo Ramírez-Silva, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson, Elí García-Padilla and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (2): 376-448 - get paper here
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