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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Fronted Ground Snake
G: Gelbband-Goldbauchnatter
Portuguese: Cobra-Listrada, Corre-Campo, Corredeira-Listrada, Jararaca-Listrada 
SynonymLygophis flavifrenatus COPE 1862: 80
Dromicus amabilis JAN & SORDELLI 1867
Aporophis flavifrenatus — COPE 1885: 191
Dromicus flavifrenatus — BOULENGER 1886: 433
Aporophis flavifrenatus — BOULENGER 1894
Zamenis parallelus VOGT 1927: 283
Zamenis vogti WERNER 1929: 68 (nom. nov. pro Z. parallelus)
Lygophis flavifrenatus — AMARAL 1929
Liophis flavifrenatus — DIXON 1989
Liophis flavifrenatus — CEI 1993
Liophis flavifrenatus — GIRAUDO & SCROCCHI 2002
Lygophis flavifrenatus — ZAHER et al. 2009
Lygophis flavifrenatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 412
Lygophis flavifrenatus — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Paraguay, Uruguay, NE Argentina (Corrientes, Chaco, Entre Ríos, Formosa and Misiones)

Type locality: Rio Bermejo [Vermejo] region, Paraguay.  
TypesSyntype: ANSP 4604, USNM 5397, 5398 
CommentSynonymy after CEI 1993 and KUCHARZEWSKI & TILLACK 2006. 
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  • Dixon, James R. 1989. A key and checklist to the neotropical snake genus Liophis with country lists and maps. Smithsonian Herp. Inf. Serv. (79): 1-40 - get paper here
  • Falcione, Camila; Alejandra Hernando, Diego Andrés Barrasso, Diego Di Pietro 2016. Karyotypes of four species of Xenodontini snakes (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) and implications for taxonomy. Contributions to Zoology, 85 (3): 265-273 - get paper here
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  • Kucharzewski, C. & Tillack, F. 2006. Zamenis parallelus VOGT 1927 - ein Juniorsynonym von Liophis flavifrenatus (COPE 1862) (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontinae), mit Bemerkungen zu dieser Art. Sauria 28 (3): 17-22 - get paper here
  • Morato, Sérgio Augusto Abrahão; Renato Silveira Bérnils, Julio Cesar de Moura-Leite 2017. RÉPTEIS DE CURITIBA: COLETÂNEA DE REGISTROS Hori Consultoria, Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil, 99 pp.
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