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Leptodeira nigrofasciata GÜNTHER, 1868

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Black-banded Cat-eyed Snake
S: Escombrera Añillada 
SynonymLeptodeira nigrofasciata GÜNTHER 1868: 425
Leptodira mystacina COPE 1870: 151
Leptodeira nigrofasciata — DUELLMAN 1958: 87
Leptodeira nigrofasciata — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 154
Leptodeira nigrofasciata — LINER 1994
Leptodeira nigrofasciata — LINER 2007
Leptodeira nigrofasciata — WALLACH et al. 2014
Leptodeira nigrofasciata — BARRIO-AMORÓS 2019 
DistributionMexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero), Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica

Type locality: Nicaragua.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.1.8.37
Syntypes: USNM 30339-30340 [mystacina] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Leptodeira nigrofasciata can be distinguished from all other Honduran snakes, except Scaphiodontophis annulatus, S. venustissimus, and Oxyrhopus petola, in having smooth dorsal scales that are usually in 19-19-17 rows on the body (occasionally 17-17-15) and a banded dorsal pattern. Scaphiodontophis annulatus and S. venustissimus have red in the dorsal pattern (at least anteriorly in the former) and a long, thick, and fragile tail with more than 90 subcaudals when complete (versus no red in dorsal pattern and a gradu­ ally tapering tail with fewer than 80 subcaudals in L. nigrofasciata). Oxyrhopus petola has an entire cloacal scute and red in the body pattern (versus cloacal scute divided and dorsal body pattern black and grayish white or yellow in L. nigrofasciata) (McCranie 2011: 322). 
CommentDescription: black body with with yellow stripes which may extend dorsally only on one side, particularly in the latter two thirds of the body.

Distribution: not in Panama fide S. Lotzkat (pers. comm. 23 Dec 2015). 
EtymologyThe specific name nigrofasciata is formed from the Latin niger (black) and fasciatus (enveloped with bands), in reference to the dark bands on the dorsum of this snake (McCranie 2011: 322). 
References
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