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Tropidodryas serra (SCHLEGEL, 1837)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSerra Snake 
SynonymHerpetodryas Serra SCHLEGEL 1837: 180
Dryophylax serra — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 1113
Philodryas serra — GÜNTHER 1858: 125
Geleophis (sic) Jani BERTHOLD 1859: 181
Galeophis [sic] jani — HALLMANN & BISCHOFF in RIECK et al. 2001
Teleolepis striaticeps COPE 1870: 153
Philodryas serra — BOULENGER 1896
Philodryas serra — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 245
Philodryas serra — THOMAS & DIXON 1977
Tropidodryas serra — FRANK & RAMUS 1995: 242
Tropidodryas serra — SUZART-ARGÔLO 1999: 55
Tropidodryas serra — WALLACH et al. 2014: 747 
DistributionBrazil (e.g. Bahia [in HR 30: 55], Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: RMNH 624
Paralectotype: MNHP
Holotype: ZFMK [Galeophis jani] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis of Tropidodryas in Thomas & Dixon 1977. 
CommentSynonymy mainly that of PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970. Specimen referred to T. serra by Günther (1861) may be T. striaticeps [SUZART-ARGÔLO 1999, HR 30: 55]. THOMAS & DIXON (1977) synonymized Philodryas serra also with Tropidodryas striaticeps.

Type species: Herpetodryas Serra SCHLEGEL 1837 is the type species of the genus Tropidodryas FITZINGER 1843. 
Etymology 
References
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  • Argólo, António Jorge Suzart 1999. Geographic distribution. Tropidodryas serra. Herpetological Review 30 (1): 55-56 - get paper here
  • Bérnils, R.S.; Batista, M.A. & Bertelli, P.W. 2001. Cobras e lagartos do Vale: levantamento das espécies de Squamata (Reptilia, Lepidosauria) da Bacia do Rio Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brasil. Rev. Est. Ambientais (Blumenau) 3 (1): 69-79
  • Berthold,A.A. 1859. Einige neue Reptilien des akad. zoolog. Museums in Göttingen. Nachr. Georg-August-Univ. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen, 1859 (17): 179-181
  • Bohme, W. & W. Bischoff 1984. III. Amphibien und Reptilien. In: G. Rheinwald [ed.], Die Wirbeltiersammlungen des Museums Alexander Koenig. [type catalogue] Bonner zoologische Monographien, Bonn, (19): 151-213 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the snakes in the British Museum, Vol. 3. London (Taylor & Francis), xiv + 727 pp. - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1870. Seventh contribution to the herpetology of tropical America. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 11: 147-169 [1869] - get paper here
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  • Duméril, A. M. C., Bibron, G. & DUMÉRIL, A. H. A., 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536 - get paper here
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  • Thomas, R. A. & DIXON, J. R., 1977. A new systematic arrangement for Philodryas serra (Schlegel) and Philodryas pseudoserra Amaral (Serpentes: Colubridae). Peace-Sellards Ser. Texas Mem. Mus., 27: 1-20
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