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Rhadinella lachrymans (COPE, 1870)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Tearful Pine-Oak Snake
S: Hojarasquera Llorona 
SynonymLygophis lachrymans COPE 1870: 154
Rhadinaea lachrymans — COPE 1876: 140
Rhadinaea lachrymans — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 266
Rhadinaea lachrymans — LINER 1994
Rhadinaea lachrymans — LINER 2007
Rhadinella lachrymans — MYERS 2011
Rhadinella lachrymans — WALLACH et al. 2014: 643 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas), Guatemala, Honduras (elevation: 2050 m)

Type locality: uncertain (SMITH & TAYLOR 1945)  
TypesHolotype: ANSP 5539 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Myers 1974: 141. 
CommentSynonymy after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970. Honduran populations previously assigned to Rhadinella lachrymans have been described as Rhadinella lisyae McCranie 2017. 
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  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, J. R. 2017. A new species of Rhadinella (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) from the Sierra de Agalta, Honduras. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(2): 244–253 - get paper here
  • McCranie, J.R. and Larry David Wilson 2001. A significant range extension for the montane snake Rhadinaea lachrymans (Colubridae). Southwestern Naturalist 46 (1): - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - 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 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. 2011. A New Genus and New Tribe for Enicognathus melanauchen Jan, 1863, a Neglected South American Snake (Colubridae: Xenodontinae), with Taxonomic Notes on Some Dipsadinae. American Museum Novitates (3715): 1-33 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
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  • Wilson, Larry David and James R. McCranie 2002. Update on the list of reptiles know from Honduras. Herpetological Review 33 (2):90-94 - get paper here
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