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Saphenophis tristriatus (RENDAHL & VESTERGREN, 1940)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymRhadinaea tristriata RENDAHL & VESTERGREN 1940: 5
Lygophis tristriatus — MYERS 1969: 6
Lygophis tristriatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 187
Saphenophis tristriatus — MYERS 1973
Liophis tristriatus — DIXON 1980
Saphenophis tristriatus — ZAHER 1999
Saphenophis tristriatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 662 

Type locality: Cauca, Colombia  
TypesHolotype: NRM 3119 
  • Dixon, J. R. 1980. The neotropical colubrid snake genus Liophis. The generic concept. Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology 31: 1-40 - get paper here
  • Jenner, J. V.; Dowling, H. G. 1985. Taxonomy of American Xenodontine snakes: the tribe Pseudoboini. Herpetologica 41 (2): 161-172 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. 1969. South American snakes related to Lygophis boursieri: A reappraisal of Rhadinaea antioquiensis, Rhadinaea tristriata, Coronella whymperi, and Liophis atahuallpae. American Museum Novitates (2385): 1-27 - 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.
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Rendahl, H. & VESTERGREN,G. 1940. Notes on Colombian snakes. Arkiv för Zoologi 33A [1941?] (5): 1-16
  • 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.
  • Zaher, H. 1999. Hemipenial morphology of the South American xenodontine snakes, with a proposal for a monophyletic Xenodontinae and a reappraisal of colobrid hemipenes. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist., 240: 1-168 - get paper here
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