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Xenopholis undulatus (JENSEN, 1900)

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Higher TaxaColubridae (Dipsadinae), Colubroidea, Caenophidia, Alethinophidia, Serpentes, Squamata (snakes)
Common NamesE: Jensen's Ground Snake
Portuguese: Cobrinha-do-Folhedo, Falsa-Coral 
SynonymOxyrhopus undulatus JENSEN 1900: 106
Paroxyrhopus reticulatus SCHENKEL 1900 (fide HOGE & FEDERSONI 1975)
Oxyrhopus latifrontalis WERNER 1913: 30
Paroxyrhopus atropurpureus AMARAL 1923: 90
Paroxyrhopus atropurpureus AMARAL 1926: 112
Paroxyrhopus latifrontalis — AMARAL 1929: 208
Paroxyrhopus undulatus — PETERS & OREJAS-MIRANDA 1970: 238
Xenopholis reticulatus — HOGE & FEDERSONI 1975
Xenopholis undulatus — DA CUNHA et al. 1985
Xenopholis undulatus — JANSEN et al. 2009
Xenopholis undulatus — WALLACH et al. 2014: 803
Xenopholis undulatus — NOGUEIRA et al. 2019 
DistributionBrazil (Alagoas, Para, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Distrito Federal), Paraguay

Type locality: Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais  
TypesSyntypes: ZMUC 
CommentThe photo labeled Xenopholis scalaris in CAMPBELL & LAMAR (2004) (an Amazonian species) actually shows X. undulatus. 
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