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Dipsas catesbyi (SENTZEN, 1796)

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Higher TaxaDipsadidae, Colubroidea, Serpentes (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCatesby's Snail-eater 
SynonymColuber catesbeji SENTZEN 1796: 66 (error typographicus)
Dipsas catesbyi - BOIE 1827: 560
Dipsas Catesbyi — SCHLEGEL 1837: 279
? Stremmatognathus Catesbyi — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 522
Leptognathus Catesbyi — GÜNTHER 1858: 180
Leptognathus Catesbyi — BOULENGER 1886: 436
Leptognathus catesbyi — BOULENGER 1896: 449
Sibynomorphus macedoi PRADO & HOGE 1947: 180
Dipsas catesbyi - PETERS 1956
Dipsas catesbyi — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 86
Dipsas catesbyi — GASC & RODRIGUES 1980
Dipsas catesbyi — KORNACKER 1999: 78
Dipsas catesbyi — WHITHWORTH & BEIRNE 2011 
DistributionBolivia, Peru (Pasco etc.), Ecuador, Colombia, S Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil (Rondonia, Amazonas, Pará, Bahia etc.), French Guiana, Suriname

Type locality: “probably America” (fide KORNACKER 1999) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesSyntypes (2), present location unknown, 474 mm and 610 mm specimens [fide V. Wallach, pers. comm.] 
CommentSynonymy partly after BOULENGER 1886 and WALLACH (pers. comm.).

Diagnosis in HARVEY & EMBERT 2009.

Reproduction: oviparous.

Type: unknown fide PETERS 1960 
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