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Tantilla oolitica TELFORD, 1966

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Rim Rock Crowned Snake 
SynonymTantilla oolitica TELFORD 1966
Tantilla oolitica — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 220
Tantilla oolitica — CROTHER 2000
Tantilla oolitica — CROTHER et al. 2012
Tantilla oolitica — WALLACH et al. 2014: 704 
DistributionUSA (S Florida)

Type locality: In a vacant lot on southwest 27th Avenue near 27th Street, Miami, Dade County, Florida, USA.  
TypesHolotype: UF (formerly Florida State Museum of Natural History) 17326, adult male collected in April 1955, collector unknown. 
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  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Enge, Kevin M. 2009. Venomous and non-venomous snakes of Florida. Publication of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. 16 pp.
  • Ernst, C.H., & Barbour, R.W. 1989. Snakes of eastern North America. George Mason Univ. Press, Fairfax, VA 282 pp.
  • HInes, Kirsten N. 2011. Status and distribution of the rim rock crowned snake,Tantilla oolitica. Herpetological Review 42 (3): 352-356 - get paper here
  • Krysko, Kenneth L.;Decker, John 1996. Geographic Distribution. Tantilla oolitica. Herpetological Review 27 (4): 215 - get paper here
  • O’Shea, M. 2018. The Book of Snakes. Ivy Press / Quarto Publishing, London, - get paper here
  • Porras, L. 1979. New distributional records for Tantilla oolitica Telford (Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae) from the Florida Keys. Journal of Herpetology 13 (2): 218-220 - get paper here
  • Telford S R Jr 1980. Tantilla oolitica Telford. Rim rock crowned snake. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 256: 1 - get paper here
  • Telford, Sam Rountree, Jr. 1966. Variation among the southeastern crowned snakes, genus Tantilla. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences 10 (7): 261-304 - get paper here
  • Tennant, A. 2003. Snakes of North America - Eastern and Central Regions, revised edition. Lone Star Books, 605 pp.
  • Tennant, A. & Bartlett, R.D. 2000. Snakes of North America - Eastern and Central Regions. Gulf Publishing, Houston, TX, 588 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. 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
  • Yirka, Michael A., Joseph N. Flowers, Michael D. Martin, Kevin R. Messenger and Nathan A. Shepard. 2010. Geographic distribution: Tantilla oolitica. Herpetological Review 41 (3): 382 - get paper here
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