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Geophis juarezi NIETO-MONTES DE OCA, 2003

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Benito Juarez's Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Benito Juárez 
SynonymGeophis juarezi NIETO-MONTES DE OCA 2003
Geophis carinosus DOWNS 1967: 81
Geophis juarezi — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 12
Geophis juarezi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 303 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: vicinity of Metates, municipality of Santiago Comaltepec, Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico (17° 39’ 03’’ N, 96° 21’ 26’’ W), 900 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: MZFC 2236 
CommentAbundance: only known from the specimen(s) described in the original description (fide Campbell et al. 2018)

Similar species: G. carinosus.

Distribution: see map in CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ et al. 2016: 133 (Fig. 1). 
EtymologyNamed after Don Benito Juárez (1806-1872), the Zapotec Indian President of Mexico, born in San Pablo Guelatao in the Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Canseco-Márquez L, Pavón-Vázquez CJ, López-Luna MA, Nieto-Montes de Oca A 2016. A new species of earth snake (Dipsadidae, Geophis) from Mexico. ZooKeys 610: 131-145. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.610.8605 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
  • Nieto-Montes de Oca, A. 2003. A NEW SPECIES OF THE GEOPHIS DUBIUS GROUP (SQUAMATA: COLUBRIDAE) FROM THE SIERRA DE JUÁREZ OF OAXACA, MEXICO. Herpetologica 59 (4): 572-585 - get paper here
  • Townsend, J.H.; Wilson, L.D. 2006. A new species of snake of the Geophis dubius group (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubridae) from the sierra de Omoa of northwestern Honduras. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 119 (1): 150–159. - 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, L.D. & J.H. TOWNSEND 2007. A checklist and key to the snakes of the genus Geophis (Squamata: Colubridae: Dipsadinae), with commentary on distribution and conservation. Zootaxa 1395: 1-31 - get paper here
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