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Tantilla nigra (BOULENGER, 1914)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Black Centipede Snake 
SynonymHomalocranium nigrum BOULENGER 1914: 816
Tantilla nigra — AMARAL 1929: 221
Tantilla nigra — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 296
Tantilla nigra — WILSON 1999
Tantilla nigra — WALLACH et al. 2014: 703 
DistributionColombia (Chocó)

Type locality: at or near Peña Lisa, Condoto, (5°06'N, 76°37'W), elevation ca. 91 m, Depto. Choco, Colombia.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.8.69, female (?), received by museum in May, 1914 from Dr. H. G. F. Spurrell. 
CommentThis species remains known from only a single specimen (WILSON 1999). 
  • Amaral,A. do 1930. Estudos sobre ophidios neotropicos XVIII. Lista remissiva dos ophidios da região neotropica. Mem. Inst. Butantan 4: 126-271 [1929] - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1914. On a second collection of batrachians and reptiles made by Dr. H. G. F. Spurrell, F.Z.S. in the Chocó, Colombia. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1914: 813-817 - get paper here
  • Páez, V.P. et al. 2002. Guía de campo de algunas especies de anfibios y reptiles de Antioquia. Universidad de Antioquia, - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • 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 1992. Tantilla nigra. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 548: 1 - 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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