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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Pueblan Centipede Snake
S: Serpiente Centipedívora Robusta 
Tantilla morgani — CANSECO-MÁRQUEZ et al. 2000 (misidentification)
Tantilla robusta — WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014: 47
Tantilla robusta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 704 
DistributionMexico (Puebla)

Elevation: 930 m (WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014)

Type locality: Octimaxal Norte, 930 m elevation, Municipio de Cuetzalan del Progreso, Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico (20° 02.743’ N, 97° 30.103’ W)  
TypesHolotype: EBUAP 1031, adult female (Laboratorio de Herpetología, Escuela de Biología, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla) 
EtymologyThe name robusta is derived from the Latin word robustus, meaning “stout,” in reference to the robust habitus of this snake. 
  • Canseco-Márquez, L.; Mendelson III, J.R. & Gutiérrez-Mayén, G. 2002. A new species of large Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) from the Sierra Madre Oriental of Puebla, Mexico. Herpetologica 58 (4): 492-497 - get paper here
  • Canseco-Marquez,L.; Gutierrez-Mayen,G. & Salazar-Arenas,J. 2000. New records and range extensions for amphibians and reptiles from Puebla, México. Herpetological Review 31 (4): 259-263 - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 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, 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, Larry David and Vicente Mata-Silva. 2014. Snakes of the genus Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) in Mexico: taxonomy, distribution, and Conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (1): 5-95 - get paper here
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884
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