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Tantilla insulamontana WILSON & MENA, 1980

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Mountain Centipede Snake 
SynonymTantilla insulamontana WILSON & MENA 1980
Tantilla insulamontana — WILSON 1999
Tantilla insulamontana — WALLACH et al. 2014: 702 
DistributionS Ecuador (intermediate elevations of the Hoya de Jubones, Pacific drainage)

Type locality: Rio Minas, 15.1 km W Santa Isabel, elevation ca. 1250 m elevation, Prov. Azuay, Ecuador.  
TypesHolotype: KU 152207, adult (?) male, University of Kansas Museum of Natural History, collected 12 June 1971 by Arthur C. Echternacht. 
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - 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 1990. Tantilla insulamontana Wilson & Mena. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 502: 1 - get paper here
  • Wilson L D; Mena C E 1980. Systematics of the melanocephala group of the colubrid snake genus Tantilla. SAN DIEGO SOCIETY OF NATURAL HISTORY MEMOIRS 11: 5-58
  • Wilson, L.D. 1999. Checklist and key to the species of the genus Tantilla (Serpentes: Colubridae), with some commentary on distribution. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (122): 1-34 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David and Vicente Mata-Silva 2015. A checklist and key to the snakes of the Tantilla clade (Squamata: Colubridae), with comments on distribution and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (4): 418 - get paper here
  • Wilson,L.D. 1987. A Résumé of the Colubrid Snakes of the Genus Tantilla of South America. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. (68): 1-35
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