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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

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


Eastern Hook-nosed Snakes, Southern Hook-nosed Snakes, Mexican Hook-nosed Snakes

Ostmexikanische Hakennasennattern

Østmexikanske Trynesnoge

1849 Ficimia Gray (type species: Ficimia olivacea Gray 1849)
Contents: 7 species, of which 5 (71.4%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: Texas, Mexico, N. Central America.
Reported from: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Distrito Federal, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), USA (Texas).

Ficimia hardyi

Hidalgan Hook-nosed Snake, (Hardy's Hook-nosed Snake)



1993 Ficimia hardyi Mendoza Quijano & Smith

Remarks: Reported from Queretaro by Heimes (2016), but this record is regarded as doubtful. It was not listed for the state by Cruz-Elizalde, Ramírez-Bautista, Hernández-Salinas, Berriozabal-Islas & Wilson (2019).
Distribution: Mexico (Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas).

Ficimia olivacea

Brown Hook-nosed Snake

Mexicanische Braune Hakennasennatter

Mexicansk Brun Krognæsesnog

1849 Ficimia olivacea Gray

Remarks: Not listed for Distrito Federal by Lemos-Espinal & Smith (2020). Not listed for Mexico State by Lemos-Espinal & Smith (2020).
Distribution: Mexico (Distrito Federal, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz).

Ficimia publia

Blotched Hook-nosed Snake

Gefleckte Hakennasennatter

Plettet Krognæsesnog

1866 Ficimia publia Cope
1883 Ficimia ornata Bocourt (Hardy 1980)
1947 Ficimia publia taylori Smith (Hardy 1975)
1965 Ficimia publia wolffsohni Neill (Hardy 1975)

Remarks: Presence in Colima needs confirmation. Listed for the state by Heimes (2016), but not included by Lemos-Espinal, Smith, Pierce & Painter (2020).
Distribution: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan).

Ficimia ramirezi

Oaxacan Hook-nosed Snake, (Ramirez's Hook-nosed Snake)



1950 Ficimia ramirezi Smith & Langebartel

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca).

Ficimia ruspator

Guerreran Hook-nosed Snake



1941 Ficimia ruspator Smith & Taylor

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero).

Ficimia streckeri

Tamaulipan Hook-nosed Snake, Mexican Hook-nosed Snake



1931 Ficimia streckeri Taylor
Ficimia olivacea streckeri Smith 1944

Distribution: Mexico (Hidalgo, Nuevo Leon, Puebla, Queretaro, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), USA (Texas).

Ficimia variegata

Tehuantepec Hook-nosed Snake



1858 Amblymetopon variegatum Günther
Ficimia variegata Smith & Taylor 1941

Distribution: Mexico (Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Veracruz).