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Geophis laticollaris SMITH, LYNCH & ALTIG, 1965

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Widecollar Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Collar Ancho 
SynonymGeophis laticollaris SMITH, LYNCH & ALTIG 1965
Geophis sallaei — DOWNS 1967: 168
Geophis laticollaris — LINER 1994
Geophis laticollaris — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 13
Geophis laticollaris — WALLACH et al. 2014: 303 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca)

Type locality: Three miles south of Putla, Oaxaca, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 57170, adult female collected 29 June 1964 by R. Altig. 
CommentGeophis laticollaris was synonymized with G. sallaei by Downs (1967), but later resurrected by Smith & Chiszar (1992) after examining materials acquired subsequent to publication of Downs’ work. 
  • 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
  • Smith, H.M. & Chiszar, D. 1992. A second locality for Geophis sallei (Reptilia: Serpentes). Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 28: 16–18. <br /> - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart M.; Lynch, John D. & Altig, Ronald 1965. New and notworthy herpetozoa from southern Mexico. Natural History Miscellanea (180): 1-4
  • 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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