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Dipsas bicolor (GÜNTHER, 1895)

IUCN Red List - Dipsas bicolor - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTwo-colored Snail-eater 
SynonymNeopareas bicolor GÜNTHER 1895: 178
Dirosema bicolor - BOCOURT 1908
Dipsas bicolor — PARKER 1926: 206
Neopareas tricolor BRATTSTROM & HOWELL 1954
Dipsas bicolor - PETERS 1960: 36
Dipsas bicolor — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 85
Dipsas bicolor — LEHR 2002: 204
Dipsas bicolor — WALLACH et al. 2014: 230 
DistributionHonduras, S Nicaragua, N Costa Rica, Peru (fide LEHR 2002)

Type locality: Chontales mine, Nicaragua Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 94.10.1.39, male, collected by R. A. Rix
Holotype: CAS 91203 (was: UCLA 6160) [tricolor] 
CommentDistribution: Reports from Peru (e.g. LEHR 2002 ?) are likely to be misidentifications of D. gracilis (HARVEY 2008). This species has been reported from Peru, but without specific locality (T. Doan, pers. comm. 30 Apr 2012). 
References
  • Brattstrom, B. H., & HOWELL, T. R. 1954. Notes on some collections of reptiles and amphibians from Nicaragua. Herpetologica 10: 114-123. - get paper here
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Harvey, Michael B. 2008. New and Poorly Known Dipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae) from Northern South America. Herpetologica 64 (4): 422-451 - get paper here
  • Harvey, Michael B. and Dirk Embert 2009. Review of Bolivian Dipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae), with Comments on Other South American Species. Herpetological Monographs 22 (1): 54-105 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - get paper here
  • McCranie J R 2011. The snakes of Honduras. SSAR, Salt Lake City, 725 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1926. A new snake from Trinidad. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 18: 205-207
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - get paper here
  • Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna Between Two Continents, Between Two Seas. University of Chicago Press, 934 pp. [review in Copeia 2003 (1): 205]
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
 
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