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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 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas, Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Quéretaro, Tabasco, Hidalgo, Puebla), Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Type locality: Lost (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1945)

macdougalli: Mexico (Oaxaca); Type locality: Tehuantepec, Oaxaca.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM, now lost. See Kofron (1985, 1988) for further discussion of nomenclatural issues.
Holotype: ZMB 9424 [Geophis annulatus]
Holotype: EHT-HMS collection 28088 [macdougalli] 
Diagnosis 
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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