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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: Xenodontinae
Genus: Thamnodynastes
Species: T. almae – T. ceibae – T. chaquensis – T. chimanta – T. corocoroensis – T. dixoni – T. duida – T. gambotensis – T. hypoconia – T. lanei – T. longicaudus – T. marahuaquensis – T. pallidus – T. paraguanae – T. phoenix – T. ramonriveroi – T. rutilus – T. sertanejo – T. strigatus – T. yavi
Name

Thamnodynastes Wagler, 1830: 182

Type species: Natrix punctatissima Wagler, 1824, by monotypy.

Synonyms

Dryophylax Wagler, 1830: 181 [synonymized by Günther (1858: 164)]
Type species: Coluber nattereri Mikan, 1828, by monotypy.
Mesotes Jan, 1863: 306 [synonymized by Peters & Orejas-Miranda (1970: 300)]
Type species: Mesotes obtrusus Jan, 1863, by subsequent designation by Peters & Orejas-Miranda (1970: 300).

References
Primary references

Wagler, J.G. 1830. Natürliches System der Amphibien, mit vorangehender Classification der Säugetiere und Vögel. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie.. J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung: München, Stuttgart, & Tübingen. 354 pp. BHL Reference page.
Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. British Museum (Natural History): London. xvi + 281 pp. BHL Reference page.
Jan, G. 1863. Enumerazione sistematica degli ofidi appartenenti al gruppo Coronellidae. Archivio per la zoologia, l'anatomia e la fisiologia 2(2): 213–330. BHL
Peters, J.A. & Orejas-Miranda, B. 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata. Part I. Snakes. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 297: 1–347. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Pérez-Santos, C. & Moreno, A.G. 1989. Una nueva especie de Thamnodynastes (Serpentes: Colubridae) en el norte de Colombia. Bollettino del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino 7(1): 1–9. Reference page.
Cei, J.M., Bergna, S. & Álvarez, B.B. 1992. Nueva combinación para el género Thamnodynastes (Serpentes, Colubridae) de Argentina. Facena 9: 123–134. Reference page.
Bergna, S. & Álvarez, B.B. 1993. Descripción de una nueva especie de Thamnodynastes (Reptilia: Serpentes, Colubridae) del Nordeste Argentino. Facena 10: 5–18. Reference page.
Gorzula, S. & Ayarzagüena, J. [1995] 1996. Dos nuevas especies del género Thamnodynastes (Serpentes, Colubridae) de los tepuyes de la Guayana venezolana. Publicaciones de la Asociación de los Amigos de Doñana 6: 1–17. Reference page.
Myers, C.W. & Donnelly, M.A. 1996. A New Herpetofauna from Cerro Yaví, Venezuela: First results of the Robert G. Goelet American-Terramar Expedition to the Northwestern Tepuis. American Museum Novitates 3172: 1–56. hdl: 2246/3631 Open access Reference page.
Franco, F.L. & Ferreira, T.G. [2002] 2003. Descrição de uma nova espécie de Thamnodynastes Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae) do nordeste brasileiro, com comentários sobre o gênero. Phyllomedusa 1(2): 57–74. PDF Reference page.
Franco, F.L., Ferreira, T.G., Marques, O.A.V. & Sazima, I. 2003. A new species of hood-displaying Thamnodynastes (Serpentes: Colubridae) from the Atlantic forest in southeast Brazil. Zootaxa 334: 1–7. Abstract & excerpt. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.334.1.1 Paywall Reference page.
Manzanilla, J. & Sánchez, D. [2004] 2005. Una nueva especie de Thamnodynastes (Serpentes: Colubridae) del macizo del Turimiquire, noreste de Venezuela. Memoria de la Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales 161–162: 61–75. Reference page.
Bailey, J.R.†, Thomas, R.A. & Silva Jr., N.J. 2005. A revision of the South American snake genus Thamnodynastes Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae, Tachymenini). I. Two new species of Thamnodynastes from central Brazil and adjacent areas, with a redefinition of and neotype designation for Thamnodynastes pallidus (Linnaeus, 1758). Phyllomedusa 4(2): 83–101. DOI: 10.11606/issn.2316-9079.v4i2p83-101 Open access Reference page.
Bailey, J.R.† & Thomas, R.A. [2006] 2007. A revision of the South American snake genus Thamnodynastes Wagler, 1830 (Serpentes, Colubridae, Tachymenini). II. Three new species from northern South America, with further descriptions of Thamnodylnastes gambotensis Pérez-Santos and Moreno and Thamnodynastes ramonriveroi Manzanilla and Sánchez. Memoria de la Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales 166: 7–27. Reference page.
Franco, F.L., Trevine, V.C., Montingelli, G.G. & Zaher, H. 2017. A new species of Thamnodynastes from the open areas of central and northeastern Brazil (Serpentes: Dipsadidae: Tachymenini). Salamandra 53(3): 339–350. PDF Reference page.

Links

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Thamnodynastes . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 10 August 2020.
Thamnodynastes – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
English: Coastal House Snakes

Thamnodynastes is a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae.

Geographic range

All species in the genus Thamnodynastes are endemic to South America.[1]
Species

The following 21 species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Thamnodynastes almae Franco & Ferreira, 2003
Thamnodynastes ceibae Bailey & Thomas, 2007
Thamnodynastes chaquensis Bergna & Álvarez, 1993
Thamnodynastes chimanta Roze, 1958
Thamnodynastes corocoroensis Gorzula & Ayarzagüena, 1996
Thamnodynastes dixoni Bailey & Thomas, 2007
Thamnodynastes duida Myers & Donnelly, 1996
Thamnodynastes gambotensis Pérez-Santos & Moreno, 1989
Thamnodynastes hypoconia (Cope, 1860)
Thamnodynastes lanei Bailey, Thomas & da Silva, 2005
Thamnodynastes longicauda Franco, Ferreira, Marques & Sazima, 2003
Thamnodynastes marahuaquensis Gorzula & Ayarzagüena, 1996
Thamnodynastes pallidus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Thamnodynastes paraguanae Bailey & Thomas, 2007
Thamnodynastes phoenix Franco, Trevine, Montingelli, & Zaher, 2017
Thamnodynastes ramonriveroi Manzanilla & Sánchez, 2005
Thamnodynastes rutilus (Prado, 1942)
Thamnodynastes sertanejo Bailey, Thomas, & Da Silva, 2005
Thamnodynastes silvai Trevine, Caicedo-Portilla, Hoogmoed, Thomas, Franco, Montingelli, Osorno-Munoz, & Zaher, 2021
Thamnodynastes strigatus (Günther, 1858)
Thamnodynastes yavi Myers & Donnelly, 1996

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

Genus Thamnodynastes at The Reptile Database

Further reading

Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Thamnodynastes, p. 112).
Wagler J (1830). Natürliches System der AMPHIBIEN, mit vorangehender Classification der SÄUGTHIERE und VÖGEL. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. Munich, Stuttgart and Tübingen: J.G. Cotta. vi + 354 pp. + one plate. (Thamnodynastes, new genus, p. 182). (in German and Latin).

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