Baja Sur Ground Snake

Subgenus Procinura
Sonora mosaueri
Stickel 1938
Near Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico. September 13, 2015.

At the time this snake was detained and photographed, it resided in Sonora semiannulata, and I just took a couple one-off voucher photos. In 2018, Sonora was elevated to a ‘supergenus’ containing Chilomeniscus, Chionactis, and Sonora as subgenera. Sonora mosaueri is genetically closest to the file-tailed ground snake (Sonora aemula) in Sonora. For more information, see:

Cox et al., ‘Synopsis and taxonomic revision of three genera in the snake tribe Sonorini’
JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 2018 VOL. 52, NOS. 13–16, 945–988

My Flickr album for this species is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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