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Rhadinophanes monticola MYERS & CAMPBELL, 1981

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Graceful Mountain Snake
S: Culebra Graciosa de Montaña 
SynonymRhadinophanes monticola MYERS & CAMPBELL 1981
Rhadinophanes monticola — LINER 1994
Rhadinophanes monticola — LINER 2007
Rhadinophanes monticola — WALLACH et al. 2014: 644 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero)

Type locality: "1 mile (1.6 km.) north of Puerto del Gallo, 17˚27'N, 100˚09'W, at an elevation of approximately 9000 feet (2750 m.) on Cerro Teótepec, State of Guerrero, Mexico."  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 116332, a 357 mm male (J.A. Campbell, 21 May 1974). 
CommentType species: Rhadinophanes monticola MYERS & CAMPBELL 1981 is the type species of the genus Rhadinophanes MYERS & CAMPBELL 1981.

Abundance: only known from the specimen(s) described in the original description (fide Campbell et al. 2018) 
EtymologyThe species name, ‘monticola’, is Latin for ‘inhabitant of the mountains’ (Latin “colere” = inhabiting). 
  • 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
  • Myers, C W; Campbell J A 1981. A new genus and species of colubrid snake from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico. American Museum Novitates (2708): 1-20 - get paper here
  • Palacios-Aguilar, Ricardo & OSCAR FLORES-VILLELA 2018. An updated checklist of the herpetofauna from Guerrero, Mexico. Zootaxa 4422 (1): 1-24 - 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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