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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEnicognathus occipitalis JAN 1863
Coronella elegans — GÜNTHER 1858
Dromicus (Lygophis) Wuchereri GÜNTHER 1863: 325
Enicognathus occipitalis — JAN 1866
Dromicus miolepis BOETTGER 1891: 345
Rhadinaea occipitalis — BOULENGER 1894: 347
Liophis occipitalis — AMARAL 1929: 89
Liophis occipitalis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 179
Rhadinaea occipitalis — DUELLMAN 1991
Echinanthera occipitalis — DI-BERNARDO 1992
Rhadinaea occipitalis — CEI 1993
Taeniophallus occipitalis — MYERS & CADLE 1994
Echinanthera occipitalis — DI BERNARDO 1996
Taeniophallus occipitalis — LEYNAUD & BUCHER 1999: 35
Taeniophallus occipitalis — CAMPOS NOGUEIRA 2001
Echinantera occipitalis — ROCHA et al. 2004 (in error)
Taeniophallus occipitalis — SCHARGEL et al. 2005
Echinanthera occipitalis — DI BERNARDO 2005
Echinanthera occipitalis — SCROCCHI et al. 2006: 84
Taeniophallus occipitalis — MYERS & MCDOWELL 2014: 41
Taeniophallus occipitalis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 697
Taeniophallus gr. occipitalis — RONCOLATTO-ORTIZ et al. 2017 
DistributionNE Peru southeastwards through Bolivia and Paraguay to N Argentina (Córdoba, Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, Salta, Formosa, Chaco, Corrientes),
Colombia [Castro,F. (pers. comm.)], S Brazil (Rondonia, Pará [HR 35: 83], Amazonas, Sergipe, S Ceará, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Piauí, Paraíba), Uruguay

Type locality: Bahia, Brazil.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntype: ZMH R04423
Syntype: ZMH R06837 [Coronella elegans] 
Commentbelongs to the “Rhadinaea brevirostris group” sensu Myers (1974) 
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