Observations on garter snakes of the Thamnophis eques complex in the lakes of Mexico's transvolcanic belt, with descriptions of new taxa. American Museum novitates ; no. 3406

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Conant, Roger, 1909- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:39:51Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:39:51Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2832
dc.description 64 p. : ill. (2 col.), maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-64). en_US
dc.description.abstract "There are many isolated endorheic lakes in the transvolcanic belt of Mexico, which are the result of volcanism or extreme flooding. Organisms living in the lakes have had ample time to differentiate, and endemism is well known and documented, especially among the fishes. Other organisms also show endemism, including salamanders, crayfish, and even birds and mammals. The same is true for the garter snake, Thamnophis eques (Reuss). Seven new subspecies are described in this paper, each from a different lake or from the remnants of a former large lake. Based on morphological differences in coloration and pattern, they are Thamnophis eques cuitzeoensis from El Lago de Cuitzeo, Thamnophis eques patzcuaroensis from El Lago de Pátzcuaro, Thamnophis eques insperatus from La Laguna de Zacapu, Thamnophis eques obscurus from El Lago de Chapala, Thamnophis eques diluvialis from Las Lagunas Atotonilco and Cajititlán and several isolated localities, Thamnophis eques scotti from El Lago de Magdalena, and Thamnophis eques carmenensis from La Lagunilla del Carmen. Among six of these, series of specimens were collected and studied in detail. The seventh (insperatus) is known only from a single imperfect individual"--P. 3. en_US
dc.format.extent 2364989 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3406 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3406, 2003 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thamnophis eques -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Garter snakes -- Mexico -- Transverse Volcanic Range -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snakes -- Mexico -- Transverse Volcanic Range -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Mexico -- Transverse Volcanic Range -- Classification. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Endemic animals -- Mexico -- Transverse Volcanic Range. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lake animals -- Mexico -- Transverse Volcanic Range. en_US
dc.title Observations on garter snakes of the Thamnophis eques complex in the lakes of Mexico's transvolcanic belt, with descriptions of new taxa. American Museum novitates ; no. 3406 en_US
dc.title.alternative Garter snakes in Mexico's transvolcanic belt en_US
dc.type text en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account