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Higher TaxaColubridae, Colubrinae, Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Clark's Forest Racer 
SynonymDendrophidion clarkii DUNN 1933: 78
Dendrophidion dendrophis — TAYLOR 1951: 92 (part)
Dendrophidion nuchalis — SAVAGE 1973: 17 (part.)
Dendrophidion nuchale — SCOTT et al. 1983: 372 (part.)
Dendrophidion clarkii — MCCRANIE 2011
Dendrophidion clarkii — CADLE & SAVAGE 2012
Dendrophidion clarkii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 224 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama, Colombia (Valle del Cauca), Ecuador; elevation <100-1800 m.

Type locality: El Valle de Antón, Panama  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: MCZ 34878 
CommentSynonymy partly after CADLE & SAVAGE 2012.

Distribution: Not in Honduras fide McCranie 2015 (checklist Honduras, snakes of Honduras). See maps in Figures 12, 13, 20 in Cadle & Savage 2012. 
EtymologyDendrophidion clarkii is named after Herbert C. Clark, first director of the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory in Panama and overseer of the Panamanian Snake Census, which contributed immensely to knowledge of the snake fauna of Panama (see Dunn 1949, Myers 2003). 
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