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Tantilla supracincta (PETERS, 1863)

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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Banded Centipede Snake 
SynonymHomalocranion supracinctum PETERS 1863: 272
Tantilla annulata BOETTGER 1892: 419
Homalocranium annulatum — GÜNTHER 1895
Tantilla semicincta — BARBOUR & AMARAL 1928 (in error)
Tantilla annulata — DUNN 1940
Tantilla supracincta — PETERS 1960
Tantilla supracincta — BAUER et al. 1995: 72
Tantilla supracincta — SAVAGE 2002
Tantilla supracincta — WALLACH et al. 2014: 706 
DistributionSE Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia

Type locality: “Umgebung von Guayaquil” [Ecuador]  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4791 
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  • Boettger, O. 1892. Drei neue colubriforme Schlangen. Zool. Anz. 15: 417-420 - get paper here
  • Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. 2005. Reptilia, Serpentes, Colubridae, Tantilla supracincta: Filling gap, first provincial record, geographic distribution map, and natural history. [Ecuador]. Check List 1 (1): 23-26 - get paper here
  • Dunn,E.R. 1940. New and noteworthy herpetological material from Panamá. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia. 92: 105-122. - get paper here
  • Goldberg, Stephen R. 2015. Tantilla supracincta (banded centipede snake) reproduction. Herpetological Review 46 (3): 454-455 - get paper here
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  • Hilje B, Chaves G, Klank J, Timmerman F, Feltham J, Gillingwater S, Piraino T, Rojas E 2020. Amphibians and Reptiles of the Tirimbina Biological Reserve: a baseline for conservation, research and environmental education in a lowland tropical wet forest in Costa Rica. Check List 16(6): 1633-1655 - get paper here
  • Hurtado-Gómez, Juan Pablo; Freddy Alexander Grisales-Martínez, Beatriz Elena Rendón-Valencia 2015. Starting to fill the gap: first record of Tantilla supracincta (Peters, 1863) (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Colombia. Check List 11 (4): 1713 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
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  • Peters, W. 1863. Über einige neue oder weniger bekannte Schlangenarten des zoologischen Museums zu Berlin. Monatsb. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1863: 272-289.
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