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Geophis laticinctus SMITH & WILLIAMS, 1963

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mesa Central Earth Snake
S: Minadora de la Meseta Central 
SynonymGeophis laticinctus SMITH & WILLIAMS 1963
Geophis laticinctus albiventris SMITH & HALLAND 1969: 51
Geophis semidoliatus — ALVAREZ DEL TOTO 1982
Geophis laticinctus — VILLA et al. 1988
Geophis laticinctus — LINER 1994
Geophis laticinctus — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 13
Geophis laticinctus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 303 
DistributionSE Mexico (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco [HR]), 730-1800 m elevation

Type locality: Near Colonia Francisco I. Madero, ca. 1800 m elevation, municipality of Jitotol, Chiapas, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 51352, adult female collected 23 December 1961 by T. MacDougall. 
  • Barragán-Vázquez, María Del Rosario, López-Luna, Marco Antonio and Torrez-Perez, Marco Antonio 2017. Geographic Distribution: Geophis laticinctus (Mesa Central Earth Snake). Herpetological Review 48 (1): 128 - get paper here
  • Canseco-Márquez, Luis, and Cynthia Grisell Ramírez-Gonzalez. 2015. New herpetofaunal records for the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(3): 363–367 - get paper here
  • Downs, F. L. 1967. lntrageneric relations among colubrid snakes of the genus Geophis Wagler. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 131: 1-193. - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Johnson, J. D. 1979. Taxonomic status and distribution of Geophis laticinctus (Colubridae) in southern México. Southwestern Naturalist 24: 698-701. - get paper here
  • Johnson, Jerry D.; Vicente Mata-Silva, Elí García Padilla, and Larry David Wilson 2015. The Herpetofauna of Chiapas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (3): 272–329. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Simón-Salvador PR, Arreortúa M, Flores CA, Santiago-Dionicio H, González-Bernal E 2021. The role of Indigenous and Community Conservation Areas in herpetofauna conservation: a preliminary list for Santa Cruz Tepetotutla, Oaxaca Mexico. ZooKeys 1029: 185-208 - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M., & HOLLAND, R. L. 1969. Two new snakes of the genus Geophis from México. Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci. 72: 47-53. - get paper here
  • Smith, H. M., & WILLIAMS, K. L. 1963. New and noteworthy amphibians and reptiles from southern México. Herpetologica 19: 22-27. - 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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