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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesLined Ground Snake 
SynonymColuber lineatus LINNAEUS 1758: 221
Coluber minervae LINNAEUS 1758: 226
Coluber jaculatrix LINNAEUS 1766
Coluber jaculus LACÉPÈDE (nom. nov. pro C. jaculatrix)
Coluber terlineatus LACÉPÈDE 1826
Herpetodryas lineatus — SCHLEGEL 1837: 191
Lygophis lineatus — FITZINGER 1843: 26
Dromicus lineatus — DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 655
Aporophis lineatus — BOULENGER 1894: 346
Lygophis lineatus — JENSEN 1900
Aporophis lineatus — ANDERSSON 1901: 21
Lygophis lineatus — DUNN 1944
Lygophis lineatus — BEEBE 1946: 35
Lygophis lineatus lineatus — HOGE 1953
Lygophis lineatus lineatus — ROZE 1958: 261
Lygophis lineatus lineatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Liophis lineatus — MICHAUD & DIXON 1987
Liophis lineatus — DIXON 1989
Liophis lineatus — GORZULA & SEÑARIS 1999
Lygophis lineatus — ZAHER et al. 2009
Liophis lineatus — COLE et al. 2013
Lygophis lineatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 413 
DistributionPanama, Colombia, Venezuela (Cojedes, Mérida etc.; maybe introduced [Esqueda & La Marca 1999])
Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, NE Brazil,
N Argentina, N/E Peru ?, Bolivia, Ecuador

Type locality: “Asia” (in error) 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: NHR (formerly MAFR), fide WALLACH et al. 2014; according to other sources the holotype is in DroM = Drottningholm Museum; 
CommentSubspecies: Lygophis lineatus meridionalis (SCHENKEL 1901) and Liophis (Lygophis) lineatus dilepis are now considered as a valid species. According to DIXON (1980) L. lineatus has no subspecies (when L. l. meridionalis is considered a full species).

Synonymy partly after PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970. Not listed by GASC & RODRIGUES 1980.

Type species: Coluber lineatus LINNAEUS 1758 is the type species of the genus Lygophis FITZINGER 1843. Lygophis has been resurrected by ZAHER et al. 2009.

Diagnosis (Lygophis): dorsal pattern with different arrangements of longitudinal stripes or tending to striation; optic foramen very small; general shape of the hemipenis clavate, with very small lobes; interlobular sulcus re‐ duced or absent; pattern of dorsal scale microorna‐ mentation fasciculate (Moura‐Leite, 2001, ZAHER et al. 2009).

Distribution: not in Paraguay fide Paul Smith, pers. comm., 27 Apr 2014. The report by Boulenger 1894 may refer to refer to L. meridionalis or flavifrenatus. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
References
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