Tantilla briggsi Savitzky & Smith, 1971:167

Briggs' centipede snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: between July and September 1968

Rediscovered in 2007 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca State, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Savitzky, Alan H. and Smith, Hobart M. (1971). A new snake from Mexico of the taeniata group of Tantilla. Journal of Herpetology 5(3-4): 167-171.


Other references:

Canseco-Márquez, L. (2007). Tantilla briggsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. ( Downloaded on 04 July 2015.

Mata-Silva, V., J. D. Johnson, L. D. Wilson, and E. GarcíaPadilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2: 1-62.

Townsend, J. H., L. D. Wilson, M. Medina-Flores, and L. A. Herrera-B. 2013. A new species of centipede snake in the Tantilla taeniata group (Squamata: Colubridae) from premontane rainforest in Refugio de Vida Silvestre Texíguat, Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 47: 191-200.

Wallach, V., K. L. Williams, and J. Boundy. 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida, United States.

Wilson, Larry David. (1982a). A Review of the Colubrid Snakes of the Genus [i]Tantilla[/i] of Central America. Milwaukee Publ. Mus. Contr. Biol. Geol. 52: 1-77.

Wilson, Larry David. (1982b). Tantilla. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 307: 1-4. [automatic download]

Wilson, Larry David. (1983). A new species of Tantilla of the taeniata group from Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Herpetology 17(1): 54-59.

Wilson, Larry David. (1985). Tantilla briggsi Savitzky and Smith. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 365: 1. [automatic download]

Wilson, Larry David. (1999). Checklist and key to the species of the genus Tantilla (Serpentes: Colubridae), with some commentary on distribution. Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service 122: 1-34.

Wilson, L. D., and V. Mata-Silva. 2014. Snakes of the genus Tantilla (Squamata: Colubridae) in Mexico: taxonomy, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 5-95.

Wilson, Larry David and Mata-Silva, V. (2015). A checklist and key to the snakes of the Tantilla clade (Squamata: Colubridae), with comments on taxonomy, distribution, and conservation. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2: 418-498.

Wilson, L. D., V. Mata-Silva, and J. D. Johnson. (2013). A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Contribution to Special Mexico Issue. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 7: 1-47.


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