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Rhadinella tolpanorum (HOLM & CRUZ-DÍAZ, 1994)

IUCN Red List - Rhadinella tolpanorum - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymRhadinaea tolpanorum HOLM & CRUZ-DÍAZ 1994
Rhadinaea tolpanorum — MCCRANIE & CASTAÑEDA 2004
Rhadinella tolpanorum — MYERS 2011
Rhadinella tolpanorum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 644 
DistributionN Honduras (Yoro), 1700-1900 m elevation

Type locality: "0.8 km N and 1.5 km E Cerro San Francisco in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios at 1900 m, Department of Atlántida, Honduras (15˚27' N, 87˚18' W)."  
TypesHolotype: UNAH 2732, a 381 mm female (G. Dodge, T. Powell and P.A. Holm, 23 May 1991). 
CommentKnown only from 2 specimens.

Authors: The original paper gave the authors as “PETER A. HOLM AND GUSTAVO A. CRUZ D.”. However, McCranie (2015) pointed out that the last name of the second author should be CRUZ DÎAZ. 
EtymologyThe Tolpan are a native people who live in Honduras. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Holm P A; Cruz D G A 1994. A new species of Rhadinaea (Colubridae) from a cloud forest in northern Honduras. Herpetologica 50 (1): 15-23 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, J.R.; Castaneda, F.E. 2004. Notes on the second specimens of Geophis damiani Wilson, McCranie, and Williams and Rhadinaea tolpanorum Holm and Cruz D. (Colubridae). Herpetological Review 35 (4): 341 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. Bibliography of McCranie’s 2015 checklist amphibians & reptiles of Honduras. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (146): 1-30 - 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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. & McCranie, J.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the cloud forests of Honduras. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 3 (1): 34-48 - get paper here
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