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Ficimia streckeri TAYLOR, 1931

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Tamaulipan or Mexican Hooknose Snake
S: Nariz de Gancho Tamaulipeca 
SynonymFicimia streckeri TAYLOR 1931
Ficimia olivacea streckeri — SMITH 1944
Ficimia streckeri — TAYLOR 1950: 448
Ficimia streckeri — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 216
Ficimia streckeri — LINER 1994
Ficimia streckeri — LINER 2007
Ficimia streckeri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 297 
DistributionUSA (S Texas),
Mexico (Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, E San Luis Potosi, Puebla, Hidalgo)

Type locality: three miles east of Rio Grande City, Texas.  
TypesHolotype: KU 4140 (Univ. Kansas Museum Herpetological Coll.) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Rostral in contact with frontal; normally no internasals; one postocular; pattern consisting of numerous (38 to 47), narrow, frequently irregular, dark brown or black cross-bars; these covering about one scale length or less, and separated from each other by about three times their own length; bands sometimes very broken posteriorly, remaining evident chiefly as small, middorsal spots (apparently based on 3 specimens, Smith & Taylor 1941: 368). 
EtymologyNamed after John Kern Strecker, Jr. (1875-1933), American naturalist. 
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  • Axtell, Ralph W. 1950. Two specimens of the snake Ficimia streckeri from Texas. Copeia 1950 (2): 157 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
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  • Goldberg, S.R. 2016. Notes on the Testicular Cycle of the Mexican Hooknose Snake, Ficimia streckeri (Serpentes, Colubridae). Sonoran Herpetologist 29 (4):48. - get paper here
  • Hardy, Laurence M. 1976. Ficimia streckeri. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (181): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Lara-Tufiño, J. Daniel, Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, Raquel Hernández-Austria and Christian Berriozabal-Islas. 2013. Ficimia streckeri (Tamaulipan hook-nosed snake) reproduction. Herpetological Review 44 (3): 522 - 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
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  • 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
  • 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
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  • Taylor, E. H. 1931. Notes on two new specimens of the rare snake Ficimia cana, and the description of a new species of Ficimia from Texas. Copeia 1931 (4): 4-7 - get paper here
  • Taylor, E. H. 1950. Second contribution to the herpetology of San Luis Potosi. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 33 (11): 441-457 - get paper here
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