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Geophis russatus SMITH & WILLIAMS, 1966

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Red Earth Snake
S: Minadora de Roja 
SynonymGeophis sallaei russatus SMITH & WILLIAMS 1966
Geophis russatus — DOWNS 1967: 138
Geophis russatus — LINER 1994
Geophis russatus — WILSON & TOWNSEND 2007: 17
Geophis russatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 305 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca: Sierra de Miahuatlán)

Type locality: La Concepción, near Putla, Oaxaca, México.  
TypesHolotype: INHS (= UIMNH) 61409, adult male collected 25 May 1965 by T. MacDougall. 
CommentSynonymy: listed as synonym of G. laticollaris by Heimes 2016: 244. 
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Smith, Hobart M. & Williams, Keneth L. 1966. A new snake (Geophis) from México. Journal of the Ohio Herpetological Society 5 (3): 90-92 - 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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