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Imantodes tenuissimus (COPE, 1867)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Yucatán Blunthead Snake
S: Bejuquilla de Yucatán 
SynonymHimantodes tenuissimus COPE 1867:317
Imantodes tenuissimus — SMITH 1942: 390
Imantodes tenuissimus — LINER 1994
Imantodes tenuissimus — CALDERON et al. 2004
Imantodes tenuissimus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 349 
DistributionMexico (Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo)

Type locality: "Yucatan, Mexico."  
TypesHolotype: USNM 6563, an 838 mm specimen (A. Schott, 7 Jan. 1866). 
CommentHabitat: fully arboreal (Harrington et al. 2018). 
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  • Colston, Timothy J.; José António L. Barão-Nóbrega, Ryan Manders, Alice Lett, Jamie Wilmott, Gavin Cameron, Sidony Hunter, Adam Radage, Etienne Littlefair, Robert J. Williams, Antonio Lopez Cen, Kathy Slater 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, México, with new records. Check List 11 (5): 1759 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1867. Fifth contribution lo the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Acad. nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18 [1866]: 317-323 - get paper here
  • Dundee, H. A., WHITE, D. A., & RICO GRAY,V. 1986. Observations on the distribution and biology of some Yucatán Peninsula amphibians and reptiles. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 22 (2): 37-50 - get paper here
  • Harrington, Sean M; Jordyn M de Haan, Lindsey Shapiro, Sara Ruane 2018. Habits and characteristics of arboreal snakes worldwide: arboreality constrains body size but does not affect lineage diversification. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125 (1): 61–71 - get paper here
  • Hartweg, N., & OLIVER, J. A. 1940. A contribution to the herpetology of the isthmus of Tehuantepec. IV. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan No. 47: 1-31 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, G., J. R. Cedeño-Vázquez, E. D. Kraus, P. M. Beutelspacher-García, and J. A. Domínguez-Lepe. 2017. The Chetumal Snake Census: generating biological data from road-killed snakes. Part 5. Imantodes tenuissimus, Lampropeltis triangulum, and Stenorrhina freminvillii. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 774–789 - get paper here
  • Lee, J. C. 2000. A field guide to the amphibians and reptiles of the Maya world. Cornell University Press, Ithaca,
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
  • MISSASSI, ALEXANDRE F. R. & ANA L. C. PRUDENTE 2015. A new species of Imantodes Duméril, 1853 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Zootaxa 3980 (4): 562–574 - get paper here
  • Smith, Hobart 1942. Mexican herpetological miscellany. Proc. US Natl. Mus. 92 (3153): 349-395 - 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.
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