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Saphenophis antioquiensis (DUNN, 1943)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Dunn's Saphenophis Snake 
SynonymRhadinaea antioquiensis DUNN 1943: 307
Lygophis antioquiensis — MYERS 1969
Lygophis antioquiensis — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 185
Saphenophis antioquiensis — MYERS 1973
Saphenophis antioquiensis — WALLACH et al. 2014: 661
Saphenophis antioquensis — PÁEZ et al. 2002 (in error) 

Type locality: San Pedro, Antioquia, Colombia, elevation 2560 m.  
TypesHolotype: MLS 386, a 665-678 mm female (Dec. 1939). 
CommentDistribution: not in Ecuador fide O. Torres-Carvajal, pers. comm. 8 Sep 2016. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Almendariz, A. 1991. Anfibios y Reptiles [del Ecuador]. Rev. Politecnica. XVI (3): 89-162.
  • Dunn, E.R. 1944. A revision of the Colombian snakes of the genera Leimadophis, Lygophis, Liophis, Rhadinaea, and Pliocercus, with a note on Colombian Coniophanes. Caldasia 2 (10): 479-495 - get paper here
  • Dunn,E.R. 1943. Notes on Colombian herpetology I: A new snake of the genus Rhadinaea. Caldasia 2: 307-308 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. 1969. South American snakes related to Lygophis boursieri: A reappraisal of Rhadinaea antioquiensis, Rhadinaea tristriata, Coronella whymperi, and Liophis atahuallpae. American Museum Novitates (2385): 1-27 - get paper here
  • Myers, Charles W. 1973. A new genus for Andean snakes related to Lygophis boursieri and a new species (Colubridae). American Museum Novitates (2522): 1-37 - get paper here
  • Páez, V.P. et al. 2002. Guía de campo de algunas especies de anfibios y reptiles de Antioquia. Universidad de Antioquia, - get paper here
  • Pérez-Santos,C. & Moreno, A.G. 1988. Ofidios de Colombia. Museo reegionale di Scienze Naturali, Torino, Monographie VI, 517 pp.
  • Peters, James A.; Donoso-Barros, Roberto & Orejas-Miranda, Braulio 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part I Snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 347 pp. - get paper here
  • Wallach, Van; Kenneth L. Williams , Jeff Boundy 2014. Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species. [type catalogue] Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 1237 pp.
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