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Tantilla slavensi PÉREZ-HIGAREDA, SMITH & SMITH, 1985

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Slavens' Centipede Snake
S: Culebra Centipedívora de Slavens 
SynonymTantilla slavensi PÉREZ-HIGAREDA, SMITH & SMITH 1985
Tantilla slavensi — LINER 1994
Tantilla slavensi — LINER 2007
Tantilla slavensi — WILSON & MATA-SILVA 2014: 54
Tantilla slavensi — WALLACH et al. 2014: 706 
DistributionMexico (SE Veracruz), 50-800 m elevation

Type locality: Cerro Chochobi, elevation 800 m. El Acuyal area, 8 km NW Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: CAR-EBTT (= IBH-LT = UNAM-LT) 1668 (Herpetological collection of the Estación Biolgia Tropical "Los Tuxtlas," Univ. Nac. Autónoma Mexico), adult female, collected 17 April 1983 by Gonzalo Perez-Higareda. 
EtymologyNamed after Frank Slavens of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. 
  • Aguilar-López JL, Luría-Manzano R, Pineda E, Canseco-Márquez L 2021. Selva Zoque, Mexico: an important Mesoamerican tropical region for reptile species diversity and conservation. ZooKeys 1054: 127-153 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Campbell, Jonathan A. 1998. Comments on the identities of certain Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) from Guatemala, with descriptions of two new species. Scientific Papers, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, (7):1-14. - get paper here
  • Heimes, P. 2016. Snakes of Mexico. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 572 pp
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science 80: 1-60 - get paper here
  • Perez-Higareda G; Smith H M; Smith R B 1985. A new species of Tantilla from Veracruz, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 19 (2): 290-292 - get paper here
  • Townsend, Josiah H.; Larry David Wilson, Melissa Medina-Flores, and Luis A. Herrera-B. 2013. A New Species of Centipede Snake in the Tantilla taeniata Group (Squamata: Colubridae) from Premontane Rainforest in Refugio De Vida Silvestre Texíguat, Honduras. Journal of Herpetology Mar 2013, Vol. 47, No. 1: 191-200. - 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. 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, 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
  • Wilson,L.D. & McCranie,J.R. 1999. The systematic status of Honduran populations of the Tantilla taeniata group (Serpentes: Colubridae), with notes on other populations. Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (3): 326-329 - get paper here
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