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Taeniophallus poecilopogon (COPE, 1863)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common Names 
SynonymRhadinaea poecilopogon COPE 1863: 100
Dromicus affinis GÜNTHER 1858 (part.)
Dromicus melanocephalus PETERS 1863
Enicognathus elegans — JAN 1866
Coronella poecilopogon — BOULENGER 1885
Rhadinaea poecilopogon — BOULENGER 1894 (2): 173
Liophis poecilopogon — AMARAL 1930
Rhadinaea poecilopogon — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970
Rhadinaea poecilopogon — MYERS 1974: 215
Rhadinaea poecilopogon — FREIBERG 1982: 75
Echinantera poecilopogon — GIRAUDO & SCROCCHI 2002
Taeniophallus poecilopogon — MYERS & CADLE 1994
Rhadinaea poecilopogon — BAUER et al. 1995: 71
Taeniophallus poecilopogon — SCHARGEL et al. 2005
Taeniophallus poecilopogon — WALLACH et al. 2014: 697
Taeniophallus poecilopogon — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionS Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, S Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul), Uruguay,
Argentina (Corrientes, Entre Rios, Misiones)

Type locality: Paysandú, Uruguay.  
TypesHolotype: USNM 31278 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: MYERS 1974: 215 
Commentbelongs to the “Rhadinaea brevirostris group” sensu Myers (1974). 
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  • Carreira Vidal, Santiago 2002. Alimentación de los ofidios de Uruguay. Asoc. Herp. Esp., Monograf. Herp. 6, 127 pp. - get paper here
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  • Di Bernardo,M. 1992. Revalidation of the gênero Rhadinaea Copegenus Echinanthera COPE 1894 and its conceptual amplification (Serpentes, Colubridae). Comun. Mus. Ciênc. PUCRS, sér. zool., Porto Alegre 5 (13): 225-256
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  • Falcione, Camila; Cajade, Rodrigo; Barrasso, Diego Andrés; Nenda, Santiago Javier 2010. Taeniophallus poecilopogon (Cope, 1863) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae): Filling a gap on its known distribution in Argentina. Cuadernos de Herpetología 24 (2) - get paper here
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