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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesParaguay Green Racer 
SynonymPsammophis molochina BERTHOLD 1846: 21 (nomen rejiciendum fide WALLACH et al. 2014: 551)
Philodryas nattereri STEINDACHNER 1870: 345
Philodryas nattereri — BOULENGER 1896: 134
Philodryas nattereri — PETERS et al. 1970: 243
Philodryas nattereri — FRANCE et al. 2008
Philodryas nattereri — GRAZZIOTIN et al. 2012
Philodryas nattereri — WALLACH et al. 2014: 551 
DistributionParaguay, WC Brazil (Goias, Bahia, Sergipe, S Ceará, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba etc.)

Type locality: Matto Grosso, Brazil  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMW 23400 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Johann Natterer (1787-1843), the collector of the type. See Bastos & Sa 2011 for further biographical details. 
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