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Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Tantilla
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae








Genus
Tantilla

American Centipede Snakes, American Centipede Eaters, American Black-headed Snakes, American Crowned Snakes, Flat-headed Snakes

Amerikanische Schwarzkopfnattern

Amerikanske Skolopendersnoge, Sorthovedsnoge

1853 Tantilla Girard (type species: Tantilla coronata Baird & Girard 1853)
1853 Homalocranion Dumeril (type species: Coluber planiceps Blainville 1835)
1861 Lioninia Hallowell (type species: Lioninia vermiformis Hallowell 1860)
1872 Microdromus Günther (type species: Tantilla virgata Günther 1873 (1872#))
1894 Pogonaspis Cope (type species: Pogonaspis ruficeps Cope 1894)
Contents: 67 species, of which 40 (59.7%) are endemic.
Introduced to: Grenada, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (incl. Union Island).
Distribution: USA, Mexico, Central America, South America.
Reported from: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins), Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Guanaja]), Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit [incl. Islas Marias (Maria Cleofas, Maria Madre)], Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), Uruguay, USA (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming), Venezuela.

Tantilla albiceps

Panamanian Centipede Snake, (Barbour's Centipede Snake)

Panamaische Schwarzkopfnatter

Panamansk Skolopendersnog

1925 Tantilla albiceps Barbour

Distribution: Panama.


Tantilla alticola

Santa Rita Centipede Snake, (Boulenger's Centipede Snake)

Santa-Rita-Schwarzkopfnatter

Santa Rita-skolopendersnog

1903 Homalocranium alticola Boulenger
Tantilla alticola Amaral 1929
1913 Homalocranium coralliventre Boulenger (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
1954 Tantilla costaricensis Taylor (Wilson 1986)
Tantilla schistosa costaricensis Smith 1962

Distribution: Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama.


Tantilla andinista

Andean Centipede Snake

Andes-Schwarzkopfnatter

Andes-skolopendersnog

1980 Tantilla andinista Wilson & Mena

Distribution: Ecuador.


Tantilla armillata

Black-necked Centipede Snake, Black-necked Crowned Snake

Schwarzhals-Schwarzkopfnatter

Sorthalset Skolopendersnog

1875 Tantilla armillata Cope
Homalocranium armillatum Günther 1895

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of melanocephala (e.g., Wilson & Mena 1980). Revalidated by Savage (2002).
Distribution: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.


Tantilla atriceps

Mexican Black-headed Centipede Snake, (Mexican Black-headed Snake)

Mexicanische Schwarzkopfnatter

Mexicansk Sorthovedet Skolopendersnog

1895 Homalocranium atriceps Günther
Tantilla atriceps Amaral "1929" [1930]
Tantilla planiceps atriceps Tanner 1966

Remarks: Lemos-Espinal, Smith, Woolrich-Piña & Cruz (2017) apparently did not consider presence of this species in Chihuahua as verified, although reported by several works (e.g., Tanner 1966b; Wilcox & Mata-Silva 2014; Wilson & Mata-Silva 2015).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas), USA (Texas).


Tantilla bairdi

Alta Verapaz Centipede Snake, (Baird's Black-headed Snake)

Alta-Verapaz-Schwarzkopfnatter

Alta Verapaz-skolopendersnog

1941 Tantilla bairdi Stuart

Distribution: Guatemala.


Tantilla berguidoi

Chucantí Centipede Snake

Chucantí-Schwarzkopfnatter

Chucantí-skolopendersnog

2016 Tantilla berguidoi Batista, Merbert, Lotzkat & Wilson

Distribution: Panama.


Tantilla bocourti

Guanajuato Centipede Snake, (Bocourt's Black-headed Snake)

Guanajuato-Schwarzkopfnatter

Guanajuato-skolopendersnog

1895 Homalocranium melanocephalum bocourti Günther
Homalocranium bocourti Günther 1895
Tantilla bocourti Cope 1896

Distribution: Mexico (Aguascalientes, Coahuila, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit [incl. Islas Marias (Maria Cleofas)], Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Veracruz, Zacatecas).


Tantilla boipiranga

Minas Gerais Centipede Snake

Minas-Gerais-Schwarzkopfnatter

Minas Gerais-skolopendersnog

2003 Tantilla boipiranga Sawaya & Sazima

Distribution: Brazil (Minas Gerais).


Tantilla brevicauda

Short-tailed Centipede Snake

Kurzschwanz-Schwarzkopfnatter

Korthalet Skolopendersnog

1952 Tantilla brevicauda Mertens

Distribution: El Salvador, Guatemala.


Tantilla briggsi

Tehuantepec Centipede Snake, (Brigg's Centipede Snake)

Tehuantepec-Schwarzkopfnatter

Tehuantepec-skolopendersnog

1971 Tantilla briggsi Savitzky & Smith

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Tantilla calamarina

Pacific Coast Centipede Snake

Pazifische Schwarzkopfnatter

Pacifisk Skolopendersnog

1866 Tantilla calamarina Cope
Tantilla gracilis calamarina Garman 1884
Homalocranium calamarinum Boulenger 1896
1876 Tantilla bimaculata Cope (Smith & Taylor 1945)
1936 Tantilla martindelcampoi Taylor (Wilson & Meyer 1981)
1966 Geophis gertschi Bogert & Porter (Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014)

Distribution: Mexico (Colima, Distrito Federal, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit [incl. Islas Marias (Maria Madre)], Puebla, Sinaloa).


Tantilla capistrata

Jequetepeque Centipede Snake, Capistrata Centipede Snake

Jequetepeque-Schwarzkopfnatter

Jequetepeque-skolopendersnog

1876 Tantilla capistrata Cope
Tantilla melanocephala capistrata Schmidt & Walker 1943

Remarks: Revalidated as a separate species by Wilson & Mena (1980).
Distribution: Ecuador, Peru.


Tantilla cascadae

Michoacan Centipede Snake

Michoacan-Schwarzkopfnatter

Michoacan-skolopendersnog

1981 Tantilla cascadae Wilson & Meyer

Distribution: Mexico (Jalisco, Michoacan).


Tantilla ceboruca

Volcán Ceboruco Centipede Snake

Ceboruco-Schwarzkopfnatter

Ceboruco-skolopendersnog

2007 Tantilla ceboruca Canseco-Márquez, Smith, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela & Campbell

Distribution: Mexico (Colima, Jalisco, Nayarit).


Tantilla coronadoi

Guerreran Centipede Snake

Guerrero-Schwarzkopfnatter

Guerrero-skolopendersnog

1944 Tantilla coronadoi Hartweg

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero).


Tantilla coronata

Southeastern Centipede Snake, Southeastern Crowned Snake

Ostamerikanische Schwarzkopfnatter

Østamerikansk Skolopendersnog

1853 Tantilla coronata Baird & Girard
1953 Tantilla coronata mitrifer Schwartz
1862 Homalocranium wagneri Jan
Tantilla coronata wagneri Blanchard 1938

Distribution: USA (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia).


Tantilla cucullata

Trans-Pecos Centipede Snake, Trans-Pecos Black-headed Snake, (Big Bend Black-headed Snake, Blackhood Snake)

Trans-Pecos-Schwarzkopfnatter

Trans-Pecos-skolopendersnog

1956 Tantilla cucullata Minton
Tantilla rubra cucullata Easterla 1975
1961 Tantilla diabola Fouquette & Potter (Dixon, Vaughan & Wilson 2000)
Tantilla rubra diabola Smith & Werler 1969
Tantilla cucullata diabola Dixon 2000

Other common names:
diabola: Devil's River Black-headed Snake
Remarks: Collins (1991) suggested recognition of cucullata and diabola as separate species. Dixon, Vaughan & Wilson (2000) placed diabola in the synonymy of cucullata, but confirmed the validity of cucullata and rubra as separate species.
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila), USA (Texas).


Tantilla cuniculator

Peten Centipede Snake, Yucatan Centipede Snake, Mayan Black-headed Centipede Snake

Peten-Schwarzkopfnatter

Peten-skolopendersnog

1939 Tantilla moesta cuniculator Smith
Tantilla cuniculator Smith 1942

Distribution: Belize, Guatemala, Mexico (Quintana Roo, Yucatan).


Tantilla deppei

Morelos Centipede Snake, (Deppe's Centipede Snake)

Morelos-Schwarzkopfnatter

Morelos-skolopendersnog

1883 Homalocranion deppei Bocourt
Tantilla deppei Cope 1887

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca).


Tantilla excelsa

Lancetilla Centipede Snake

Lancetilla-Schwarzkopfnatter

Lancetilla-skolopendersnog

2017 Tantilla excelsa McCranie & Smith

Distribution: Honduras.


Tantilla flavilineata

Yellow-lined Centipede Snake

Gelbstreifen-Schwarzkopfnatter

Gulstribet Skolopendersnog

1950 Tantilla flavilineata Smith & Burger

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Tantilla gottei

Rio Choluteca Centipede Snake

Rio-Choluteca-Schwarzkopfnatter

Rio Choluteca-skolopendersnog

2017 Tantilla gottei McCranie & Smith

Distribution: Honduras.


Tantilla gracilis

Flat-headed Centipede Snake, Flat-headed Snake

Flachköpfige Schwarzkopfnatter

Fladhovedet Skolopendersnog

1853 Tantilla gracilis Baird & Girard
1860 Tantilla hallowelli Cope (Smith 1950)
Tantilla gracilis hallowelli Smith 1950

Remarks: Heimes (2016) listed this species from Nuevo Leon, however, it has not been included for the state by other authors (e.g., Contreras-Arquieta & Lazcano-Villarreal 1995; Lemos-Espinal, Smith & Cruz 2016, 2018).
Distribution: Mexico (Coahuila, Tamaulipas), USA (Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas).


Tantilla hendersoni

Belizean Centipede Snake, (Peten Centipede Snake)

Belize-Schwarzkopfnatter

Belize-skolopendersnog

2004 Tantilla hendersoni Stafford

Distribution: Belize.


Tantilla hobartsmithi

Southwestern Centipede Snake, Southwestern Black-headed Snake, (Smith's Black-headed Snake)

Sonora-Schwarzkopfnatter

Sonora-skolopendersnog

1936 Tantilla hobartsmithi Taylor
1938 Tantilla utahensis Blanchard (Cole & Hardy 1983)
Tantilla planiceps utahensis Tanner 1966

Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah).


Tantilla impensa

Central Guatemalan Centipede Snake

Nordguatemalischer Schwarzkopfnatter

Nordlig Guatemalansk Skolopendersnog

1998 Tantilla impensa Campbell

Distribution: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas).


Tantilla insulamontana

Azuay Centipede Snake, Mountain Centipede Snake

Azuay-Schwarzkopfnatter

Azuay-skolopendersnog

1980 Tantilla insulamontana Wilson & Mena

Distribution: Ecuador.


Tantilla jani

Southern Guatemalan Centipede Snake, (Jan's Centipede Snake)

Südguatemalischer Schwarzkopfnatter

Sydlig Guatemalansk Skolopendersnog

1895 Homalocranium jani Günther
Tantilla jani Smith 1942
1982 Tantilla cuesta Wilson (Campbell 1998)

Remarks: Considered endemic to Guatemala (Campbell 1998; Liner 2007 [by implication]; Wilson & Johnson 2010; Johnson, Mata-Silva, García-Padilla & Wilson 2015 [by implication]), although some sources include Chiapas, Mexico, in the distribution (e.g., Hammerson & Muñoz-Alons 2014), but it seems that old records from Chiapas, Mexico, refer to vulcani (Campbell 1998).
Distribution: Guatemala.


Tantilla johnsoni

Chiapan Centipede Snake

Chiapas-Schwarzkopfnatter

Chiapas-skolopendersnog

1999 Tantilla johnsoni Wilson, Vaughn & Dixon

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Tantilla lempira

Honduran Centipede Snake

Honduranische Schwarzkopfnatter

Honduransk Skolopendersnog

1980 Tantilla lempira Wilson & Mena

Distribution: Honduras.


Tantilla lydia

Atlántida Centipede Snake, (Lydia’s Little Snake)

Atlántida-Schwarzkopfnatter

Atlántida-skolopendersnog

2020 Tantilla lydia Antúnez-Fonseca, Castro, España, Townsend & Wilson 2020

Distribution: Honduras.





Tantilla melanocephala

South American Black-headed Centipede Snake, Crowned Centipede Snake

Südamerikanische Schwarzkopfnatter

Sydamerikansk Sorthovedet Skolopendersnog

1758 Coluber melanocephalus Linnaeus
Natrix melanocephalus Merrem 1820
Elaps melanocephalus Wagler 1824
Duberria melanocephala Fitzinger 1826
Lycodon melanocephalum Boie 1827
Cloelia melanocephala Wagler 1830
Calamaria melanocephala Schlegel 1837
Homalocranion melanocephalum Duméril, Bibron & Duméril 1854
Tantilla melanocephala Cope 1861
Homalocranium melanocephalum Müller 1865
1862 Elapomorphus mexicanus Günther (Wilson & Mena 1980; Wallach, Williams & Boundy 2014)
Homalocranium mexicanum Günther 1895
Tantilla mexicana Smith 1942
1883 Homalocranium melanocephalum fuscum Bocourt (Wilson 1987)
Homalocranium fuscum Boulenger 1896
Tantilla fusca Amaral 1929
1887 Tantilla pallida Cope (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
1895 Homalocranium melanocephalum fraseri Günther (Wilson & Mena 1980)
Tantilla fraseri Peters 1960
1895 Homalocranium melanocephalum pernambucense Günther (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
1896 Homalocranium longifrontale Boulenger (Wilson & Mena 1980)
Tantilla longifrontale Ruthven 1922
1909 Homalocranium hoffmanni Werner (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
1914 Elapomorphus nuchalis Barbour (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
1980 Tantilla equatoriana Wilson & Mena (Greenbaum, Carr & Almendariz 2004)
2004 Tantilla marcovani De Lema (Mata-Silva & Wilson 2015)

Remarks: Previously included armillata and ruficeps. Records from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras refer to armillata. Records from Panama refer to ruficeps. Records from Costa Rica and Nicaragua refer to armillata or ruficeps.
Introduced to: Grenada, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (incl. Union Island).
Distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceara, Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Paraiba, Parana, Pernambuco, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, Tocantins), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago, Trinidad), Uruguay, Venezuela.


Tantilla miyatai

Pichincha Centipede Snake

Pichincha-Schwarzkopfnatter

Pichincha-skolopendersnog

1987 Tantilla miyatai Wilson & Knight in Wilson

Distribution: Ecuador.


Tantilla moesta

Black-bellied Centipede Snake

Schwarzbauch-Schwarzkopfnatter

Sortbuget Skolopendersnog

1863 Homalocranium moestum Günther
Tantilla moesta Cope 1866
Homalocranion moestum Bocourt 1883

Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Campeche, Quintana Roo, Yucatan).


Tantilla nigra

Black Centipede Snake

Schwarze Schwarzkopfnatter

Sort Skolopendersnog

1914 Homalocranium nigrum Boulenger
Tantilla nigra Amaral 1929

Distribution: Colombia.


Tantilla nigriceps

Plains Centipede Snake, Plains Black-headed Snake

Great Plains-Schwarzkopfschlange

Prærie-skolopendersnog

1860 Tantilla nigriceps Kennicott
1860 Scolecophis fumiceps Cope
Tantilla nigriceps fumiceps Smith 1941
1883 Homalocranion praeoculum Bocourt (Smith & Larsen 1975; Wilson & Mata-Silva 2014)
1938 Tantilla kirnia Blanchard (Schmidt 1953)
Tantilla nigriceps kirnia Smith 1938

Other common names:
fumiceps: Texas Black-headed Snake
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Tamaulipas), USA (Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming).


Tantilla oaxacae

Oaxacan Centipede Snake

Oaxaca-Schwarzkopfnatter

Oaxaca-skolopendersnog

1971 Tantilla oaxacae Wilson & Meyer

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Tantilla olympia

Texíguat Centipede Snake

Texíguat-Schwarzkopfnatter

Texíguat-skolopendersnog

2013 Tantilla olympia Townsend, Wilson, Medina-Flores & Herrera-B.

Distribution: Honduras.


Tantilla oolitica

Rim Rock Centipede Snake, Rim Rock Crowned Snake

Rim-Rock-Schwarzkopfnatter

Rim Rock-skolopendersnog

1966 Tantilla oolitica Telford

Distribution: USA (Florida).


Tantilla petersi

Imbabura Centipede Snake

Imbabura-Schwarzkopfnatter

Imbabura-skolopendersnog

1979 Tantilla petersi Wilson

Distribution: Ecuador.


Tantilla planiceps

Western Centipede Snake, Western Black-headed Snake

Westamerikanische Schwarzkopfnatter

Vestamerikansk Sorthovedet Skolopendersnog

1835 Coluber planiceps Blainville
Homalocranion planiceps Duméril 1853
Tantilla planiceps Cope 1861
Homalocranium planiceps Günther 1895
1896 Tantilla eiseni Stejneger
Tantilla planiceps eiseni Tanner 1966
1943 Tantilla eiseni transmontana Klauber (Cole & Hardy 1983)
Tantilla planiceps transmontana Tanner 1966

Remarks: Previously included atriceps and yaquia.
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur), USA (California).


Tantilla psittaca

Rawa Kiamp Centipede Snake

Rawa-Kiamp-Schwarzkopfnatter

Rawa Kiamp-skolopendersnog

2011 Tantilla psittaca McCranie

Distribution: Honduras.


Tantilla relicta

Florida Centipede Snake, Florida Crowned Snake

Florida-Schwarzkopfnatter

Florida-skolopendersnog

1966 Tantilla relicta relicta Telford
1966 Tantilla relicta neilli Telford
1966 Tantilla relicta pamlica Telford
Tantilla pamlica Collins 1991

Other common names:
neilli: Central Florida Crowned Snake
pamlica: Coastal Dunes Crowned Snake
relicta: Peninsula Crowned Snake
Remarks: Collins (1991) suggested recognition of pamlica as a separate species.
Distribution: USA (Florida, Georgia).


Tantilla reticulata

Reticulated Centipede Snake, Reticulated Crowned Snake, Lined Crowned Snake

Netz-Schwarzkopfnatter

Net-skolopendersnog

1860 Tantilla reticulata Cope
Homalocranium reticulatum Günther 1895
1873 Microdromus virgatus Günther (Wilson & Meyer 1971)
Homalocranion virgatum Bocourt 1883
Tantilla virgata Cope 1887
1881 Homalocranium sexfasciatum Fischer (Wilson 1987)
Tantilla sexfasciata Cope 1887

Distribution: Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama.


Tantilla robusta

Robust Centipede Snake

Robuste Schwarzkopfnatter

Robust Skolopendersnog

2002 Tantilla robusta Canseco-Marquez, Mendelson, & Gutierrez-Mayen

Distribution: Mexico (Puebla).


Tantilla rubra

Red Centipede Snake, Red Black-headed Snake, (Big Bend Black-headed Snake)

Rote Schwarzkopfnatter

Rød Skolopendersnog

1863 Tantilla miniator Cope [application to conserve rubra at ICZN; see Dixon, Vaughan & Wilson 2000]
Tantilla miniata Cope 1887 [corrects miniator, error typogr.] (Dixon, Vaughan & Wilson 2000)
1876 Tantilla rubra Cope
Homalocranium rubrum Bocourt 1883
Homalocranion rubrum Boulenger 1884
1895 Homalocranium boulengeri Günther (Smith & Taylor 1945)
1944 Tantilla morgani Hartweg (Dixon, Vaughan & Wilson 2000)

Other common names:
miniata: Veracruz Centipede Snake
morgani: Morgan's Black-headed Snake
Remarks: Now restricted to Guatemala and Mexico. Records from Texas, USA, refer to cucullata (Dixon, Vaughan & Wilson 2000).
Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz).


Tantilla ruficeps

Orange-bellied Centipede Snake, Orange-bellied Crowned Snake

Orangebauch-Schwarzkopfnatter

Orangebuget Skolopendersnog

1894 Pogonaspis ruficeps Cope
Homalocranium ruficeps Boulenger 1896
Tantilla ruficeps Amaral 1929

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of melanocephala (e.g., Wilson & Mena 1980). Revalidated by Savage (2002).
Distribution: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama.


Tantilla schistosa

Red Earth Centipede Snake, Lesser Centipede Snake

Roterde-Schwarzkopfnatter

Rødjords-skolopendersnog

1883 Homalocranion schistosum Bocourt
Tantilla schistosa Cope 1887
Homalocranium schistosum Günther 1895
1942 Tantilla phrenitica Smith (Wilson 1982, 1987)
Tantilla schistosum phrenitica Smith 1942
1962 Tantilla schistosa taylori Smith (Wilson 1987)

Remarks: Listed as occurring in San Luis Potosi in a distribution table in Wilson & Mata-Silva (2014, p. 69), however, this was in contradiction to both the text account and the distribution map of the species in the same work. It is herein considered an error, in the absence of supporting records.
Distribution: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Veracruz), Nicaragua, Panama.


Tantilla semicincta

Ringed Centipede Snake

Ringel-Schwarzkopfnatter

Ring-skolopendersnog

1854 Homalocranion semi-cinctum Dumeril, Bibron & Dumeril
Tantilla semicincta Cope 1861
Homalocranium semicinctum Boulenger 1896
1860 Tantilla laticeps Günther (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
1883 Homalocranion lineatum Fischer (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)

Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela.


Tantilla sertula

Balsas Centipede Snake

Balsas-Schwarzkopfnatter

Balsas-skolopendersnog

2000 Tantilla sertula Wilson & Campbell

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca).


Tantilla shawi

San Luis Potosí Centipede Snake, Sierra Madre Centipede Snake

San-Luis-Potosí-Schwarzkopfnatter

San Luis Potosí-skolopendersnog

1949 Tantilla shawi Taylor

Distribution: Mexico (San Luis Potosi, Veracruz).


Tantilla slavensi

Veracruz Centipede Snake, (Slaven's Centipede Snake)

Veracruz-Schwarzkopfnatter

Veracruz-skolopendersnog

1985 Tantilla slavensi Perez-Higareda, Smith & Smith

Distribution: Mexico (Veracruz).


Tantilla stenigrammi

Cuaca Centipede Snake

Cuaca-Schwarzkopfnatter

Cuaca-skolopendersnog

2017 Tantilla stenigrammi McCranie & Smith

Distribution: Honduras.


Tantilla striata

Striped Centipede Snake, Twin-spotted Centipede Snake

Gestreifte Schwarzkopfnatter

Mexicansk Stribet Skolopendersnog

1928 Tantilla striata Dunn

Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Tantilla supracincta

Northern Banded Centipede Snake, Tricolored Crowned Snake

Nördliche Gebänderte Schwarzkopfnatter

Nordlig Båndet Skolopendersnog

1863 Homalocranion supracinctum Peters
Tantilla semicincta [lapsus] Barbour & Amaral 1928
Tantilla supracincta Peters 1960
1892 Tantilla annulata Boettger (Wilson 1987; Savage 2002)
Homalocranium annulatum Günther 1895

Distribution: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama.


Tantilla taeniata

Central American Centipede Snake

Zentralamerikanische Schwarzkopfnatter

Centralamerikansk Skolopendersnog

1883 Homalocranion taeniatum Bocourt
Tantilla taeniata Cope 1887
1885 Homalocranium trivittatum Müller (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)

Remarks: Previously included triseriata and tritaeniata. Records from Islas de la Bahia (Honduras) refer to tritaeniata. Records from Mexico refer to triseriata (Oaxaca) and to an undescribed species (Chiapas) (Smith, Chiszar & Breukelen 1998; Flores-Villela & Marquez 2004).
Distribution: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.


Tantilla tayrae

Volcán Tacaná Centipede Snake, (Tayra's Centipede Snake)

Tacaná-Schwarzkopfnatter

Tacaná-skolopendersnog

1983 Tantilla tayrae Wilson

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas).


Tantilla tecta

White-striped Centipede Snake

Weißstreifen-Schwarzkopfnatter

Hvidstribet Skolopendersnog

1997 Tantilla tecta Campbell & Smith

Distribution: Guatemala.


Tantilla tjiasmantoi

Peruvian Banded Centipede Snake

Peruvianische Gebänderte Schwarzkopfnatter

Peruviansk Båndet Skolopendersnog

2016 Tantilla tjiasmantoi Koch & Venegas

Distribution: Peru.


Tantilla trilineata

(no common name)

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1880 Leptocalamus trilineatus Peters
Tantilla trilineata Amaral 1929

Remarks: Status uncertain. Possibly conspecific with jani (Wilson & Meyer 1971). Exact distribution unknown, but probably from Mexico or Central America (Smith & Williams 1966; Wilson & Meyer 1971; Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970).
Distribution: Unknown.


Tantilla triseriata

Mexican Three-striped Centipede Snake

Mexicanische Dreistreifen-Schwarzkopfnatter

Mexicansk Trestribet Skolopendersnog

1951 Tantilla triseriata Smith & Smith
Tantilla taeniata triseriata Liner 1994

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym or subspecies of taeniata (e.g., Wilson & Meyer 1971). Revalidated by Smith, Chiszar & Breukelen (1998).
Distribution: Mexico (Oaxaca).


Tantilla tritaeniata

Guanaja Centipede Snake, Striped Ground Snake

Guanaja-Schwarzkopfnatter

Guanaja-skolopendersnog

1967 Tantilla tritaeniata Smith & Williams

Remarks: Previously regarded a a synonym of taeniata (e.g., Wilson & Meyer 1971). Revalidated by Wilson & McCranie (1999).
Distribution: Honduras (Islas de la Bahia: Guanaja).


Tantilla vermiformis

Nicaraguan Centipede Snake

Nicaraguanische Schwarzkopfnatter

Nicaraguansk Skolopendersnog

1860 Lioninia vermiformis Hallowell
Tantilla vermiformis Cope 1861

Distribution: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua.


Tantilla vulcani

Volcanic Highland Centipede Snake

Vulkan-Schwarzkopfnatter

Vulkan-skolopendersnog

1998 Tantilla vulcani Campbell

Remarks: This species was previously considered part of jani (Campbell 1998; Wilson & Mata-Silva 2014).
Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca).


Tantilla wilcoxi

Chihuahuan Centipede Snake, Chihuahuan Black-headed Snake

Chihuahua-Schwarzkopfnatter

Chihuahua-skolopendersnog

1902 Tantilla wilcoxi Stejneger
Homalocranium wilcoxi Phisalix 1922
1916 Tantilla deviatrix Barbour (McDiarmid & Folke 1991, McDiarmid 1992)
Homalocranium deviatrix Werner 1925
Tantilla bocourti deviatrix Smith & Laufe 1944
1942 Tantilla wilcoxi rubricata Smith (Liner 1983)

Distribution: Mexico (Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas), USA (Arizona, New Mexico).


Tantilla yaquia

Yaqui Centipede Snake, Yaqui Black-headed Snake

Yaqui-Schwarzkopfnatter

Yaqui-skolopendersnog

1942 Tantilla yaquia Smith
Tantilla planiceps yaquia Tanner 1966
1944 Tantilla bogerti Hartweg (McDiarmid 1968)
Tantilla planiceps bogerti Tanner 1966

Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Sonora), USA (Arizona, New Mexico).