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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Dipsadidae
Subfamilia: Dipsadinae
Genus: Phimophis
Species (3): P. guerini – P. guianensis – P. vittatus
Name

Phimophis Cope, 1860: 79 [replacement name]

Type species: Rhinosimus guerini Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854, by original designation and monotypy.
Synonyms

Rhinosimus Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854: 991 [preoccupied by Rhinosimus Latreille, 1805]

Type species: Rhinosimus guerini Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854, by monotypy.
References
Primary references

Duméril, A.M.C., Bibron, G. & Duméril, A.H.M. 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: Paris. i–xii + 781–1536. BHL
Cope, E.D. 1860. Catalogue of Colubridae in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. I. Calamarinae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 74–79. BHL Reference page.

Links

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Phimophis . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 22 June 2018.

Vernacular names
English: Pampas Snakes

Phimophis is a genus of snakes in the subfamily Dipsadinae. The genus is endemic to South America.

Species

Three species are currently recognized.[1]

Phimophis guerini (A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854)
Phimophis guianensis (Troschel, 1848)
Phimophis vittatus (Boulenger, 1896)

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Phimophis.
Etymology

The specific name, guerini, is in honor of French entomologist Félix Édouard Guérin-Méneville.[2]
References

Genus Phimophis at The Reptile Database.

Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Phimophis guerini, p. 111).

Further reading

Cope ED (1860). "Catalogue of Colubridæ in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. I. Calamarinæ". Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 12: 74-79. (Phimophis, new genus, p. 79).
Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Phimophis, p. 107).

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