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Siphlophis compressus (DAUDIN, 1803)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesTropical Flat Snake 
SynonymColuber compressus DAUDIN 1803: 247
Trypanurgos compressus — BEEBE 1946: 43
Tripanurgos compressus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 311
Tripanurgos compressus — DUELLMAN 1978: 258
Tripanurgos compressus — GASC & RODRIGUES 1980
Siphlophis compressus — ZAHER & PRUDENTE 1999
Tripanurgos compressus — KORNACKER 1999
Tripanurgos compressus — LEHR & FERNANDEZ 2000
Tripanurgos compressus — LEHR 2002: 97
Siphlophis compressus — ZAHER & PRUDENTE 2003
Siphlophis compressus — TORAL et al. 2004
Tripanurgos compressus — CLAESSEN 2005
Siphlophis compressus — VIDAL 2010
Tripanurgos compressus — KÖHLER 2013
Siphlophis compressus — SHEEHY et al. 2014
Siphlophis compressus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 678 
DistributionCosta Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru ([HR 31: 187]), E Brazil (Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, S Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Mato Grosso, Espirito Santo, Ceará, Paraíba, Alagoas, Sergipe, Roraima), C Bolivia, Colombia (Valle del Cauca), Ecuador [HR 35: 84]),
Venezuela (TF Amazonas, Bolivar, Monagas), Trinidad

Type locality: Suriname. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 3730 
CommentType species: Coluber compressus DAUDIN 1803 is the type species of the genus Tripanurgos, which has been synonymized with Siphlophis by ZAHER & PRUDENTE 2003.

Habitat: arboreal

Behavior: nocturnal

Diet: mainly lizards, but occasionally snakes, mammals, anurans, and lizard eggs. 
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