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Siphlophis longicaudatus (ANDERSSON, 1901)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBrazilian Spotted Night Snake 
SynonymTropidodipsas longicaudata ANDERSSON 1901
Siphlophis cervinus cervinus — AMARAL (part.)
Dipsas longicaudata — PETERS 1960
Siphlophis longicaudata — HOGE 1964
Siphlophis cinereus LEMA 1964
Siphlophis longicaudata — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 281
Siphlophis longicaudatus — ZAHER & PRUDENTE 2003
Siphlophis longicaudatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 679 
DistributionBrazil (Espirito Santo to Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro)

Type locality: “said to be from Brasilia”.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NRM = Royal Museum at Stockholm, female, from 'Brasilia," in the collections of Dr. Touzet. 
CommentHas been erroneously reported from Panama by Villa et al. 1988. 
References
  • Andersson, L.G. 1901. Some new species of snakes from Cameroon and South America, belonging to the collections of the Royal Museum in Stockholm. Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vet. Akad. Handlingar 27 (4): 1-26 - get paper here
  • Hoge,A.R. 1964. Sur la position systematique de quelques serpents du genre Siphlophis FITZINGER 1843 (Serpentes). Mem. Inst. Butantan 30: 35-50 [1960] - get paper here
  • Lema, Th. de 1964. Uma nova espécie de serpente do gênero Siphlophis Fitzinger, 1843 do Brasil Meridional (Colubridae, Xenodontinae). Rev. bras. Biol. 24 (2): 221-228
  • Oliveira-Pereira, Valquiria de; Weverton dos Santos Azevedo, Arthur Diesel Abegg, Frederico de Alcântara Menezes<br /> 2018. Repertoire of antipredator displays in Siphlophis longicaudatus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae). Herpetology Notes 11: 157-160 - get paper here
  • Peters , J. A. 1960. The snakes of the subfamily Dipsadinae. Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool., Univ. Michigan (114): 224 pp. - get paper here
  • ROCHA, CARLOS FREDERICO D.; HELENA G.BERGALLO, JOSÉ P. POMBAL JR., LENA GEISE, MONIQUE VAN SLUYS, RONALDO FERNANDES, ULISSES CARAMASCHI 2004. FAUNA DE ANFÍBIOS, RÉPTEIS E MAMÍFEROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, SUDESTE DO BRASIL Publ. Avul. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro (104): 3-23 - 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, A.L.C. 2003. Hemipenes of Siphlophis (Serpentes, Xenodontinae) and techniques of hemipenial preparation in snakes: a response to Dowling. Herpetological Review 34 (4): 302-307 - get paper here
  • 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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