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Saphenophis sneiderni MYERS, 1973

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Saphenophis Snake 
SynonymSaphenophis sneiderni MYERS 1973
Saphenophis sneiderni — PEREZ-SANTOS & MORENO 1988: 298
Saphenophis sneiderni — WALLACH et al. 2014: 662 
DistributionColombia (incl. Valle del Cauca)

Type locality: El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia  
TypesHolotype: NRM 3129 
EtymologyNamed after Kjell von Sneidern (1910-2000), a Swedish naturalist and taxidermist who worked as a collector in Colombia for the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. In 1946 he became Deputy Director of the Natural History Museum at Universidad del Cauca. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. 1973. A new genus for Andean snakes related to Lygophis boursieri and a new species (Colubridae). American Museum Novitates (2522): 1-37 - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Valencia-Zuleta A, Jaramillo-Martínez AF, Echeverry-Bocanegra A, Viáfara-Vega R, Hernández-Córdoba O, Cardona-Botero VE, Gutiérrez-Zúñiga J, Castro-Herrera F. 2014. Conservation status of the herpetofauna, protected areas, and current problems in Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 8 (2): 1–18 (e87) - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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