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Snakes of the genus Imantodes in western Mexico. American Museum novitates ; no. 1961

Show simple item record Zweifel, Richard George, 1926- en_US 2005-10-06T17:54:04Z 2005-10-06T17:54:04Z 1959 en_US
dc.description 18 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 16-18). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The snakes of the genus Imantodes in western Mexico (Guerrero to Sonora) previously referred to three species, I. gemmistratus oliveri, I. gracillimus, and I. latistratus, on the basis of misidentifications and other erroneous information are shown to be assignable to a single species, Imantodes gemmistratus. Two subspecies, I. g. latistratus and I. g. gracillimus, differ from each other and from other subspecies of gemmistratus in pattern and, to a lesser extent, in scutellation. Imantodes gemmistratus oliveri, formerly thought to range from Chiapas to Colima and possibly to Nayarit, occurs no farther west than the Tehuantepec area in Oaxaca. With latistratus and gracillimus reduced to subspecific status, only three species of Imantodes are known in Mexico: I. cenchoa, I. gemmistratus, and I. tenuissimus"--P. 16. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1961 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1961, 1959 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Imantodes -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Snakes -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reptiles -- Mexico en_US
dc.title Snakes of the genus Imantodes in western Mexico. American Museum novitates ; no. 1961 en_US
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    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.

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