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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesPampas Snake 
SynonymTomodon dorsatum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 934
Opisthoplus degener PETERS 1883: 1149
Tomodon dorsatus — BOULENGER 1886: 435
Tomodon dorsatum — BOULENGER 1896 (3): 121
Aproterodon clementei VANZOLINI 1947
Opisthoplus degener — HOGE 1959
Tomodon dorsatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Tomodon degener — WILLIAMS & WALLACH 1989
Tomodon dorsatus — CEI 1993
Tomodon dorsatum — BAUER et al. 1995: 73
Tomodon dorsatus — STARACE 1998: 341
Tomodon dorsatum — WALLACH et al. 2014: 731 
DistributionC/SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro), N Argentina (Misiones), French Guiana, Paraguay (fide Paul Smith, pers. comm., 27 Apr 2014), Uruguay

Type locality: Brazil  
Reproductionviviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 3737 (formerly MHNMF)
Holotype: ZMB 10376 [Opisthoplus degener] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy partly that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970.

Type species: Tomodon dorsatum DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854 is the type species of the genus Tomodon DUMÉRIL 1853: 495 and DUMÉRIL, BIBRON & DUMÉRIL 1854: 932. 
Etymology 
References
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