Adelphicos latifasciatum

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Oaxaca burrowing snake
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Adelphicos
Lynch & Smith, 1966
Species: A. latifasciatum
Binomial name
Adelphicos latifasciatum
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Adelphicos latifasciatus
Lynch & Smith, 1966

Adelphicos latifasciatum, the Oaxaca burrowing snake, is a colubrid snake described by John D. Lynch and Hobart Muir Smith in 1966.[2]

The Oaxaca burrowing snake lives in the humus of the pine and cloud forests of the Sierra de los Chimalapas and Cerro Baúl in Oaxaca and western Chiapas, Mexico. It is protected by law in Mexico and also inhabits the La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve and protected forests in Los Chimalapas.[1]

The Oaxaca burrowing snake's biggest threats to survival include forest fires and deforestation.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Flores-Villela, O.; Canseco-Márquez, L. & Muñoz-Alonso, A. (2007). "Adelphicos latifasciatum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Adelphicos latifasciatum at the Reptile Database. Accessed 10 July 2015.