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Lampropeltis knoblochi TAYLOR, 1940

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Lampropeltini, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Madrean Mountain Kingsnake, Chihuahuan Mountain Kingsnake, Knobloch's mountain kingsnake
S: Culebra Real de Chihuahua 
SynonymLampropeltis pyromelana knoblochi TAYLOR 1940
Lampropeltis pyromelana woodini TANNER 1953 (fide BURBRINK et al. 2011)
Lampropeltis pyromelana knoblochi — TANNER 1985: 635
Lampropeltis pyromelana woodini — MEHRTENS 1987: 124
Lampropeltis knoblochi — LEMOS-ESPINAL et al. 2003
Lampropeltis knoblochi — BURBRINK et al. 2011
Lampropeltis knoblochi — CROTHER et al. 2012
Lampropeltis knoblochi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 358 
DistributionMexico (Chihuahua, Sonora)
USA (SE Arizona)

Type locality, "Mojarachic, Chihuahua, Mexico."

Type locality: Arizona Cochise, Huachuca Mts., Carr Canyon [woodini]  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100013, adult male.
Holotype: UMMZ 69653, adult female collected 20 July 1930 by H. K. Gloyd, paratype: BYU [woodini] 
CommentDistribution: reported from Sonora by Enderson et al. 2009. 
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