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Sibon anthracops (COPE, 1868)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Cope's Snail Sucker
G: Südamerikanische Schneckennatter 
SynonymLeptognathus anthracops COPE 1868: 136
Sibynomorphus ruthveni BARBOUR & DUNN 1921 (fide KOFRON 1987)
Sibynomorphus anthracops — AMARAL 1929
Dipsas anthracops — TAYLOR 1954
Sibon anthracops — VILLA et al. 1988
Sibon anthracops — MCCRANIE 2006
Sibon anthracops — WALLACH et al. 2014: 667 
DistributionGuatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica

Type locality: “Central America”  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ANSP 10134 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy partly after KOFRON 1985 and 1987.

Harvey et al. 2008 reported a specimen from Colombia that may be in error. 
Etymology 
References
  • Acosta-Chaves, Víctor, Carlos Garita, Karla Conejo-Barboza, Jose D. Ramírez-Fernández, Beatriz Naranjo and Andrés Jiménez. 2014. Geographic Distribution: Sibon anthracops (Cope's snail sucker). Herpetological Review 45 (3): 467
  • Amaral,A. do 1930. Estudos sobre ophidios neotropicos XVIII. Lista remissiva dos ophidios da região neotropica. Mem. Inst. Butantan 4: 126-271 [1929] - get paper here
  • Barbour, Thomas & Dunn,E.R. 1921. Herpetological novelties. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 34: 157-162 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1868. An examination of the Reptilia and Batrachia obtained by the Orton Expedition to Equador and the Upper Amazon, with notes on other species. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 20: 96-140 - get paper here
  • Dwyer, Quetzal. 2015. Geographic Distribution: Sibon anthracops (ringed snaileater). Herpetological Review 46 (1): 63
  • Guerra Centeno, Dennis; Héctor Fuentes Rousselin & David Morán Villatoro 2012. Serpientes de Guatemala: Guía para didentificación de especies. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, 186 pp.
  • Harvey, Michael B.; Gilson Rivas Fuenmayor, José Rances Caicedo-Portilla, and José Vicente Rueda-Almonacid 2009. Systematics of the Enigmatic Dipsadine Snake Tropidodipsas perijanensis Alemán (Serpentes: Colubridae) and Review of Morphological Characters of Dipsadini. Herpetological Monographs 22 (1): 106-132 - get paper here
  • Hidalgo, H. N. 1979. Range extension of the snake Sibon anthracops (Cope) in El Salvador. Herpetological Review 10 (3): 103 - get paper here
  • Juárez-Peña, Carlos, Ángel Sosa Bartuano and Silvia Sigüenza-Mejia. 2016. New herpetofaunal records for Parque Nacional Montecristo, El Salvador. El Salvador, Santa Ana. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(4): 1107–1113 - get paper here
  • Kofron, C. P. 1987. Systematics of Neotropical gastropod-eating snakes: the fasciata group of the genus Sibon. Journal of Herpetology 21 (3): 210-225. - get paper here
  • Kofron, C.P. 1985. Systematics of the neotropical gastropod-eating snake genera Tropidodipsas and Sibon. Journal of Herpetology 19 (1): 84-92. - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Köhler, Gunther, Sebastian Lotzkat and Andreas Hertz. 2010. A new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from western Panama. Herpetologica 66 (1): 80-85 - get paper here
  • Lotzkat, S.; A. Hertz; G. Köhler. 2012. A new species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubroidea: Dipsadidae) from the Cordillera Central of western Panama, with comments on other species of the genus in the area. Zootaxa 3485: 26–40 - get paper here
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  • McCranie, James R. 2006. New species of Sibon (Squamata: Colubridae) from Northeastern Honduras. Journal of Herpetology 40 (1): 16-21 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
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