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Tantilla miyatai WILSON & KNIGHT, 1987

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymTantilla miyatai WILSON & KNIGHT in WILSON 1987
Tantilla miyatai — WILSON 1999
Tantilla miyatai — WALLACH et al. 2014: 703 
DistributionEcuador (Pichincha)

Type locality: Puero Quito (0° 10’ N, 79°16’ W), Prov. Pichincha, Ecuador, collected by Giovanni Onore in September 1983. However, the coordinates appear to be in error and should be 0°77'16.76"N, 79°15'09.40"W  
TypesHolotype: MCZ 166541, adult male, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, collected in September, 1983, by Giovanni Onore. 
Commentknown only from the holotype (WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2015) 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Kenneth Miyata (1951-1983). A short obituary was published by the Washington Post on 23 Oct 1983. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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 miyatai Wilson and Knight. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 477: 1 - get paper here
  • 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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