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Tropidodipsas philippii (JAN, 1863)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Philippi’s Snail-Eating Snake
S: Caracolera de Philippi 
SynonymLeptognathus philippii JAN 1863
Leptognathus albocinctus FISCHER 1885: 107
Dipeltophis albocinctus
Tropidodipsas philippii — SMITH & TAYLOR 1945
Tropidodipsas freiae SHANNON & HUMPHREY 1959 (fide SCOTT 1967)
Tropidodipsas occidentala OLIVER 1937
Tropidodipsas philippii — SCOTT 1967
Sibon philippii — KOFRON 1985
Sibon philippii — LINER 1994
Tropidodipsas philippii — WALLACH 1995
Tropidodipsas philippii — WALLACH et al. 2014: 746
Tropidodipsas philippii — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015 
DistributionMexico (Oaxaca, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Colima, Jalisco)

Type locality: Mazatlan, Sinaloa.

occidentala: Colima; Type locality: Colima, Comala.  
TypesHolotype: ZMH Hamburg Museum
Holotype: UMMZ [occidentala] 
CommentSynonymy after KOFRON 1985 and WALLACH 1995. 
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  • Hardy, L.M., & McDiarmid, R.W. 1969. The amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico. Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. 18 (3): 39-252. - get paper here
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  • Kofron, C.P. 1985. Systematics of the neotropical gastropod-eating snake genera Tropidodipsas and Sibon. Journal of Herpetology 19 (1): 84-92. - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2020. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sinaloa, Mexico with a conservation status summary and comparisons with neighboring states. ZooKeys 931: 85-114 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR, Pierce LJS, Painter CW 2020. The amphibians and reptiles of Colima, Mexico, with a summary of their conservation status. ZooKeys 927: 99-125 - get paper here
  • Loc-barragán J.A., D., Lazcano y G.A Woolrich-Piña. 2018. Notes on the Herpetofauna of Nayarit, Mexico 2: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Municipality of Compostela. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 53(10): 205-212
  • Loc-Barragán, J. A. 2019. First record of Tropidodipsas philippii (Squamata: Snake) from Sierra Huajicori, Nayarit, Mexico. Sonoran Herpetologist 32 (4): 63-64 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, V., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, A. Rocha, L. D. Wilson, P. R. Simón-Salvador, C. Mayoral-Halla, B. F. Montiel-Altamirano, and A. Ramírez-Bautista. 2017. New herpetofaunal distribution records for the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 679–683 - get paper here
  • Mata-Silva, Vicente, Jerry D. Johnson, Larry David Wilson and Elí García-Padilla. 2015. The herpetofauna of Oaxaca, Mexico: composition, physiographic distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2 (1): 6–62 - get paper here
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  • Shannon,F.A. & Humpfrey,F.L. 1959. Two new species of Tropidodipsas from the west coast of Mexico. Herpetologica 15 (4): 217-222 - get paper here
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