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Siphlophis leucocephalus (GÜNTHER, 1863)

IUCN Red List - Siphlophis leucocephalus - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCommon Spotted Night Snake 
SynonymLeptodira leucocephalus GÜNTHER 1863: 23
Lycognathus rhombeatus — BOULENGER 1896: 58
Siphlophis leucocephalus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 281
Siphlophis leucocephalus — ZAHER & PRUDENTE 1999
Siphlophis leucocephalus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 679 
DistributionBrazil (Bahia, Goias, Minas Gerais)

Type locality: Bahia, Brazil  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.9.7.25 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Comment 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • De Carvalho, B.T., Filho, L.M.C. & Argolo, A.J.S. 2017. Siphlophis leucocephalus (Common Spotted Night Snake) Defensive behavior. Herpetological Review 48 (4): 867-868
  • Freitas, M.A.; D. Veríssimo; V. Uhlig. 2012. Squamate Reptiles of the central Chapada Diamantina, with a focus on the municipality of Mucugê, state of Bahia, Brazil. Check List 8(1):16-22 - get paper here
  • Günther,A. 1863. On new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 11: 20-25 - get paper here
  • Hamdan, B. & R. M. Lira-da-Silva 2012. The snakes of Bahia State, northeastern Brazil: species richness, composition and biogeographical notes. Salamandra 48 (1): 31-50 - get paper here
  • Solé, Mirco 2018. Die Entdeckung neuer Bromelienfrösche im Süden von Bahia Terraria-Elaphe 2018 (1): 50-53 [2017] - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
  • Zaher,H. & Prudente, L.C. 1999. Intraspecific variation of the hemipenis in Siphlophis and Tripanurgos. Journal of Herpetology 33 (4): 698-702 - get paper here
 
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