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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
SubspeciesTropidodipsas sartorii macdougalli SMITH 1943
Tropidodipsas sartorii sartorii (COPE 1863) 
Common NamesE: Terrestrial Snail Sucker
G: Neotropische Schneckennatter 
SynonymTropidodipsas sartorii COPE 1863: 100
Galedon annularis JAN 1863
Leptognathus dumerilii JAN 1863
Geophis annulatus PETERS 1870: 643
Leptognathus sexcutatus BOCOURT 1884
Leptognathus leucostomus BOCOURT 1884
Leptognathus semicinctus BOCOURT 1884
Tropidodipsas semicincta (BOCOURT 1884)
Leptognathus sartorii — COPE 1885: 172
Leptognathus (Tropidodipsas) bernoullii MÜLLER 1887
Leptognathus (Tropidodipsas) cuculliceps MÜLLER 1887
Tropidodipsas sartorii — BARBOUR & COLE 1906: 151
Tropidodipsas sartorii — SCOTT 1967
Tropidodipsas sartorii — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Sibon sartorii — KOFRON 1985
Sibon sartorii — LINER 1994
Tropidodipsas sartorii — WALLACH 1995
Sibon sartorii — CAMPBELL 1998
Sibon sartorii — LEE 2000: 330
Tropidodipsas sartorii — WILSON & MCCRANIE 2002
Sibon sartori sartori — BRYSON & LAZCANO 2005
Tropidodipsas sartorii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 747
Tropidodipsas sartorii — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015

Tropidodipsas sartorii macdougalli SMITH 1943
Tropidodipsas macdougalli SMITH 1943
Sibon sartorii macdougalli — KOFRON 1985
Tropidodipsas sartorii macdougalli — BLANCAS-HERNÁNDEZ et al. 2019 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas, Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Quéretaro, Tabasco, Hidalgo, Puebla, Guerrero), Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Type locality: Lost (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1945)

macdougalli: Mexico (Oaxaca, Guerrero); Type locality: Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.  
TypesHolotype: lost, was USNM. See Kofron (1985, 1988) for further discussion of nomenclatural issues.
Holotype: ZMB 9424 [Geophis annulatus]
Holotype: FMNH 104649, was EHT-HMS collection 28088 [macdougalli] 
CommentSynonymy: Geophis annulatus PETERS 1870 is listed as a synonym of Tropidodipsas sartorii annulatus by BAUER et al. 1995 who cites “Wallach (in litt.)” as source. Not listed for Honduras by WILSON & MCCRANIE (2002).

Mimicry: Tropidodipsas sartorii mimicks Micrurus elegans (TORRE-LORANCA et al. 2006). 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, sartorii, is a patronym honoring Charles Sartorius, a collector who donated the type specimen to the United States National Museum (LEMOS-ESPINAL & DIXON 2013). 
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