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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLeopard Keelback 
SynonymHomalopsis leopardina SCHLEGEL 1837: 358
Helicops Leprieurii DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 750
Helicops Leprieurii — GÜNTHER 1861: 427
Helicops leopardinus — JAN 1865
Helicops leopardinus — BOULENGER 1893: 278
Helicops leopardinus — GASC & RODRIGUES 1980
Helicops leopardinus — CEI 1993
Helicops leopardinus — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 18
Helicops leopardinus — KAWASHITA-RIBEIRO et al. 2013
Helicops leopardinus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 322 
DistributionGuiana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Amapá, Bahia, S Ceará, Mato Grosso, Piauí etc.), Bolivia, Paraguay,
N Argentina (Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Entre Rios, Corrientes, Misiones, Chaco, Formosa, Jujuy, Salta)
Colombia [Castro,F. (pers. comm.)], Ecuador [Cisneros-Heredia 2006], Peru.

Type locality: unknown (fide STARACE 1998)  
Reproductionviviparous (Braz et al. 2016) 
TypesSyntypes: RMNH, 600 and 480 mm specimens (de Fremery). 
CommentThe occurrence of Helicops leopardinus in Colombia has been questioned (Pérez-Santos & Moreno, cited in Cadle, Herpetologica 48 (1): 137) 
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