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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mora's Road Guarder
S: Guarda Caminos de Mora 
SynonymConophis morai PEREZ-HIGAREDA, LOPEZ-LUNA & SMITH 2002
Conophis morai — WILSON et al. 2013
Conophis morai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 180 
DistributionSE Mexico (Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz)

Type locality: Ejido Ruiz Cortines on the southeastern slope of San Martín Tuxtla Volcano, elevation 1050 m.  
TypesHolotype: CAR-EBTT (= IBH-LT = UNAM-LT) 3662. 
CommentSynonymy: Listed as synonym of C. lineatus by Heimes 2016: 224 and as both valid species and synonym by Wallach et al. 2014, in both cases without justification or source. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Pérez-Higareda, Gonzalo, Marco A. López-Luna and Hobart M. Smith 2002. A new species of Conophis (Reptilia: Serpentes) from Los Tuxtlas, an area of high endemism in southern Veracruz, Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 38(1):27-32 - 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.
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
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