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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBurrowing Night Snake 
SynonymEirenis Agassizii JAN 1863: 260
Liopeltis brevicauda JAN 1863
Philodryas paucisquamis PETERS 1863: 286
Eirenis Agassizii — JAN 1866
Ablabes agassizii BOULENGER 1885: 87
Ablabes Agassizii — BOULENGER 1886: 430
Contia agassizii BOULENGER 1894 (2): 259
Pseudablabes agassizii — BOULENGER 1896 (3): 126
Pseudablabes agassizii — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 252
Pseudablabes agassizii — FREIBERG 1982
Pseudablabes agassizi — CEI 1993: 656
Pseudablabes agassizii — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 32
Pseudablabes agassizii — SCROCCHI et al. 2006: 133
Philodryas agassizi — PEREZ et al. 2012
Philodryas agassizi — HAMDAN et al. 2012
Philodryas agassizii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 549 
DistributionS/SW Brazil (Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Goiás, Bahia),
NE Argentina (Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Santa Fe, Entre Rios, Chaco, Misiones, Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, Córdoba, San Luis, Rio Negro, Mendoza), Uruguay, S Paraguay

Type locality: Uruguay  
Reproductionoviparous 
Typessyntype: MCZ R-870 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy after CEI 1993. 
EtymologyNamed after Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss zoologist. See Bastos & Sa 2011 for further biographical details. 
References
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 18: 423-445 - get paper here
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