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Thamnophis eques insperatus Conant, 2003

Lake Zacapu garter snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1960's

Rediscovered in 30 November 2008 (Bol, 2012)



La laguna de Zacapu, Michoacán State, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Conant, Roger. (2003). Observations on Garter Snakes of the Thamnophis eques complex in the Lakes of Mexico’s Transvolcanic Belt, with descriptions of New Taxa. American museum novitates 3406: 1-64.


Other references:

Bol, Steven. (2012). The rediscovery of Thamnophis eques insperatus (the Zacapu Mexican Garter Snake) in Zacapu, Michoácan, Mexico. The garter snake 17(1): pp-pp.


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