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Philodryas mattogrossensis KOSLOWSKY, 1898

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesMiranda Green Racer 
SynonymPhilodryas mattogrossensis KOSLOWSKY 1898
Philodryas ternetzii SCHENKEL 1901
Philodryas boulengeri WENER 1909
Chlorosoma mattogrossensis — AMARAL 1929
Philodryas mattogrossensis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Philodryas mattogrossensis — CEI 1993
Philodryas mattogrossensis — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 29
Philodryas mattogrossensis — BERNILS et al. 2007
Philodryas mattogrossensis — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Philodryas mattogrossensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 551
Philodryas mattogrossensis — CACCIALI et al. 2016 
DistributionSW Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias), Paraguay, Argentina (Salta, NW Santiago del Estero)

Type locality: Miranda, Mato Grosso, Brazil (the state of Mato Grosso was subdivided and Miranda is now in the Mato Grosso do Sul state). Neotype locality: “Taunay, Mato Grosso do Sul (-20.2858° S, -56.0847° W), Brazil”

ternetzii: Type locality: “Bemalcue” in Paraguay, actually “Bernal Cué” and an old name for Colonia Nueva Colombia (Departamento Cordillera, Paraguay) (Cacciali & Wuest 2009).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesNeotype: SMF 49990 (designated by Cacciali et al. 2016); Holotype: MLP, an 1195 mm female (C. Bach), now lost (Ferraro & Williams 2006).
Holotype: NMB 1939 [ternetzii] 
CommentSynonymy after AMARAL 1929, PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970, CEI 1993, and CACCIALI et al. 2016. Philodryas Erlandi LÖNNBERG 1902 was removed from the synonymy of Philodryas mattogrossensis by CACCIALI et al. 2016.

Distribution: see map in Cacciali et al. 2016: Fig. 11. 
References
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  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
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