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Phimophis vittatus (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Banded Pampas Snake 
SynonymRhinostoma vittatum BOULENGER 1896 (3): 115
Rhinostoma guianense SERIÉ 1915 (part.)
Rhinostoma vittatum — SERIÉ 1936
Phimophis vittatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 246
Phimophis vittatus — CEI 1993: 651
Pimophis [sic] vittatus — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 32 (in error)
Phimophis vittatus — GIRAUDO & SCROCCHI 2002
Phimophis vittatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 560 
DistributionArgentina (San Juan, La Rioja, Catamarca, Córdoba, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Salta, Chaco, Formosa, Santa Fe), S Bolivia, Paraguay

Type locality: Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Probably in error).  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.9.29 (formerly 
CommentSynonymy after CEI 1993. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “vittatus” for ribbon, or decorated by a ribbon, referring to the broad stripes in the species. 
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