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Shulba(Pituophis lineaticollis)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis: Sarcopterygii
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Pituophis
Species: Pituophis lineaticollis
Subspecies (2): P. l. gibsoni – P. l. lineaticollis

Pituophis lineaticollis (Cope, 1861)

Holotype: ANSP 3548. [lost fide Duellman (1960: 607)]

Neotype: UMMZ 114668, adult ♀. [designated by Duellman (1960: 607)]

Type locality: “Mexico”, redesigned by neotype designation to “24 kilometers northwest of Ciudad Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico”, by Duellman (1960: 607).

Arizona lineaticollis Cope, 1861: 300 [original combination]
Spilotes lineaticollis — Cope, 1887: 72 [subsequent combination]
Epiglottophis lineaticollis — Cope, 1891: 156 [subsequent combination]
Coluber lineaticollis — Boulenger, 1894: 64 [subsequent combination]
Pituophis lineaticollis — Günther, 1894: 124 [subsequent combination]
Pituophis deppei lineaticollis — Smith, 1943: 460 [subsequent combination, reduce to subspecies]

Primary references

Cope, E.D. 1861. Contributions to the Ophiology of Lower California, Mexico and Central America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 292–306. BHL Reference page.
Cope, E.D. 1887. Catalogue of batrachians and reptiles of Central America and Mexico. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 32: 1–98.
Boulenger, G.A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.): London. xi + 382 pp. BHL
Günther, A.C.L.G. 1885–1902. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Volume 7. Reptilia and Batrachia. R.H. Porter: London. xx + 326 pp., 76 pls. BHL Reference page.
Smith, H.M. 1943. Summary of the collections of snakes and crocodilians made in Mexico under the Walter Rathbone Bacon traveling scholarship. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 93(3169): 393–504. BHL
Duellman, W.E. 1960. A taxonomic study of the middle American snake Pituophis deppei. University of Kansas publications, Museum of Natural History 10: 599–610. BHL

Additional references

Peters, J.A., Donoso-Barros, R. & Orejas-Miranda, B. 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Nation. Mus., Washington 297: 347 pp.
Liner, E.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.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Pituophis lineaticollis. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 25 May 2018.
Acevedo, M., Ponce-Campos, P. & Aguayo, A.G. 2013. IUCN: Pituophis lineaticollis (Least Concern). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T63872A3130489. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T63872A3130489.en

Vernacular names
English: Middle American Gopher Snake
español: culebra sorda centroamericana

Pituophis lineaticollis, commonly known as the Middle American gopher snake, is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is found in Guatemala and Mexico in the states of Jalisco, Michoacán, Mexico, Morelos, Guerrero, Querétaro, Oaxaca and Chiapas.[2]
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Pituophis lineaticollis gibsoni Stuart, 1954
Pituophis lineaticollis lineaticollis (Cope, 1861)


Acevedo, M.; Ponce-Campos, P.; Aguayo, A.G (2013). "Pituophis lineaticollis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T63872A3130489. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T63872A3130489.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
Pituophis lineaticollis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 2020-06-06.


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