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Dipsas cisticeps (BOETTGER, 1885)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Neotropical Snail-eater 
SynonymLeptognathus (Dipsadomorus) [sic] cisticeps BOETTGER 1885: 237
Dipsas cisticeps — BERTONI 1914: 29
Dipsas indica cisticeps — PETERS 1960: 78
Dipsas indica cisticeps — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 87
Dipsas bucephala cisticeps — HARVEY & EMBERT 2009
Dipsas cisticeps — CACCIALI et al. 2016
Dipsas cisticeps — ATKINSON et al. 2017 
DistributionE Bolivia (Cochabamba, Santa Cruz), NW Argentina, W Paraguay

Type locality: Paraguay  
TypesHolotype: unlocated, not in SMF (Pier Cacciali and Sebastian Lotzkat, pers. comm., 1 Aug 2017). 
CommentDistribution: not confirmed in Brazil fide Nogueira et al. 2019 although sometimes reported from Mato Grosso. 
  • Atkinson, Karina; Paul Smith, Joseph Sarvary, Alexander Matthews 2017. New and noteworthy snake species records (Colubridae and Dipsadidae) for the Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, eastern Paraguay. Check List 13 (1): 1-5 - get paper here
  • Bertoni 1914. Descr. Fis. Econom. Paraguay 59: 29
  • Boettger, O. 1885. Liste von Reptilien und Batrachiern aus Paraguay. Zeitschr. Naturw. 58 (3): 213-248 - get paper here
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist. SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Harvey, Michael B. and Dirk Embert 2009. Review of Bolivian Dipsas (Serpentes: Colubridae), with Comments on Other South American Species. Herpetological Monographs 22 (1): 54-105 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Part II Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
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