Tropidodipsas guerreroensis TAYLOR, 1939
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|Higher Taxa||Colubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)|
|Common Names||E: Guerrero Snail Sucker|
|Synonym||Tropidodipsas guerreroensis TAYLOR 1939: 470|
Tropidodipsas guerreroensis — SMITH 1943: 372
Tropidodipsas fasciata guerreroensis — ALVAREZ DEL TORO & SMITH 1956:16
Sibon fasciatus guerreroensis — KOFRON 1985
Sibon fasciatus guerreroensis — KOFRON 1987
Tropidodipsas guerreroensis — GRÜNWALD et al. 2021
|Distribution||Mexico (Pacific slopes, Oaxaca; Guerrero) |
Type locality: Buena Vista, Guerrero; probable locality, Uruapan, Michoacan, fide ÁLVAREZ DEL TORO & SMITH 1956: 16
|Types||Holotype: FMNH 100070; other specimens: INI-RENA 2781|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Taylor 1939: 470|
Description: Smith 1943: 373
Comparisons: “The differences between T. guerreroensis and T. fasciata pertain primarily to pattern; in fact, the other apparent differences are probably not significant. The pattern is typically broken in guerreroensis, so that the light rings are not countable. It is noteworthy that in the specimen from Mixtequilla the rings are at least discernible, even though not readily countable, whereas in the Guerrero examples the rings are not even discernible. An approach to the features of T. fasciata is thus suggested. Since primarily pattern is involved in distinguishing guerreroensis from fasciata, and since there is some trend of one toward the other, it seems reasonable to regard these two also as subspecific.” (ALVAREZ DEL TORO & SMITH 1956)
|Comment||Similar species: T. philippii.|
Distribution: See Grünwald et al. 2021: 252 (Fig. 10) for a map.
|Etymology||Named after the type locality.|
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