Tropidodipsas

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Tropidodipsas
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Tropidodipsas fasciata
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Dipsadinae
Genus: Tropidodipsas
Günther, 1858

Tropidodipsas is a genus of New World snakes of the family Colubridae.

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Geographic range

Species of the genus Tropidodipsas are found in Mexico and Central America. [1]

Species

Ten species are recognized as being valid. [1]

Etymology

The specific name, fischeri, is in honor of German herpetologist Johann Gustav Fischer. [2]

The specific name, philippii, is in honor of German-Chilean zoologist Rodolfo Amando Philippi. [3]

The specific name, sartorii, is in honor of German-Mexican naturalist Christian Carl Wilhelm Sartorius (1796–1872). [4]

The specific name, zweifeli, is in honor of American herpetologist Richard G. Zweifel. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 Genus Tropidodipsas at The Reptile Database
  2. Beolens et al., p. 90 ("Sibon fischeri ").
  3. Beolens et al., p. 206.
  4. Beolens et al., p. 233 ("Sibon sartorii ").
  5. Beolens et al., p. 294.

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