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Ficimia hardyi MENDOZA-QUIJANO & SMITH, 1993

IUCN Red List - Ficimia hardyi - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Hardy's Hook-nosed Snake
S: Nariz de Gancho de Hardy 
SynonymFicimia hardyi MENDOZA-QUIJANO & SMITH 1993
Ficimia hardyi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 296 
DistributionMexico (Hidalgo, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí [07790])

Type locality: 3.8 Km NW Zoquiapán (~10 Km W Zacualtipán), municipality of Metztitlán, Hidalgo, México. Elevation: 1480 m.  
TypesHolotype: MZFC 4877. 
EtymologyNamed after Laurence M. Hardy, who studied the genus Ficimia intensively. 
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  • Fernández-Badillo, Leonardo; Norma Leticia Manríquez-Morán; Jesús Martín Castillo-Cerón & Irene Goyenechea 2016. Análisis herpetofaunístico de la zona árida del estado de Hidalgo. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 156–170 - get paper here
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  • Hernández-Ibarra,X. et al. 1999. Geographic distribution: Ficimia hardyi. Herpetological Review 30 (4): 235 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Woolrich-Piña GA 2018. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, with comparisons with adjoining states. ZooKeys 753: 83-106 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - get paper here
  • Mendoza-Quijano F; Smith H M 1993. A new species of hooknose snake, Ficimia (Reptilia, Serpentes). Journal of Herpetology 27 (4): 406-410 - get paper here
  • Ramirez-Bautista, Aurelio; Hernandez-Ibarra, Xochitl; Smith, Hobart M. 1999. External Morphological Variation in Hardy's Hooknose Snake Ficimia hardyi (Squamata: Colubridae). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 35 (3): 81 - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - 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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