The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Emmochliophis fugleri Fritts & Smith, 1969

Fugler’s shadow snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Maynard et al., 2021)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fritts, T. H. and Smith, H. N. (1969). A new genus and species of snake from western Ecuador. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 72: 60-66.


Other references:

Maynard, R. J., Culebras, J., Kohn, S., Guayasamin, J. M. and Tregaser, S. (2021). Finding a shadow in the dark: rediscovery of Fugler’s Shadow Snake (Emmochliophis fugleri Fritts & Smith, 1969) after 54 years, with comments on its conservation status, distribution, and the tribe Diaphorolepidini. Check List 17 (1): 239-245.


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