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Rhadinaea cuneata MYERS, 1974

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Veracruz Graceful Brown Snake
S: Hojarasquera de Veracruz 
SynonymRhadinaea cuneata MYERS 1974: 65
Rhadinaea cuneata — LINER 1994
Rhadinaea cuneata — LINER 2007
Rhadinaea cuneata — WALLACH et al. 2014: 639 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Veracruz, SE Puebla)

Type locality: Ojo del Agua, Nacimiento del Río Atoyac, about 10 km (air line) NNE of Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico [ca. 19.000327, -96.902563]

other localities: ca. 18.395453, -96.872351 (LURÍA-MANZANO et al. 2014), ca. 18.067977, -96.192933 (McCoid and Dixon 1981), ca. 17.84723,-96.03763 (Nigel Voaden, pers. comm., verified by Luis Canseco, 19 Oct 2015).  
TypesHolotype: UAZ 26580, paratypes: UMMZ 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: MYERS 1974: 65
CommentConservation: this is a very rare species known from only 4 or 5 specimens.

Group: Rhadinaea decorata group 
  • 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.
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Luría-Manzano, Ricardo; Aurelio Ramírez-Bautista, and Luis Canseco-Márquez 2014. Rediscovery of the Rare Snake Rhadinaea cuneata Myers, 1974 (Serpentes: Colubridae: Dipsadinae). Journal of Herpetology Mar 2014, Vol. 48, No. 1: 122-124. - 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
  • Myers, C.W. 1974. The systematics of Rhadinaea (Colubridae), a genus of New World snakes. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 153 (1): 1-262
  • Vásquez-Cruz, Víctor; Luis Canseco-Márquez 2020. AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILES OF THE COLONIA AGRÍCOLA RINCÓN DE LAS FLORES, TEZONAPA, VERACRUZ, MEXICO. Rev. Latinoamer. Herp. 3 (1): 66-80 - 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.
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884
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