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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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: Imantodes
Species: I. cenchoa – I. chocoensis – I. gemmistratus – I. inornatus – I. lentiferus – I. phantasma – I. tenuissimus


Missassi, A.F.R. & Prudente, A.L.C. 2015. A new species of Imantodes Duméril, 1853 (Serpentes, Dipsadidae) from the Eastern Cordillera of Colombia. Zootaxa 3980(4): 562–574. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3980.4.6. Preview (PDF). Reference page.

Imantodes is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as blunt-headed vine snakes or blunt-headed tree snakes. The genus consists of seven species that are native to Mexico, Central America, and the northern part of South America.[1]


There are currently eight recognized species:[1][2]

Imantodes cenchoa (Linnaeus, 1758) – blunt-headed treesnake, blunthead treesnake, fiddle-string snake, culebra-cordelilla chata
Imantodes chocoensis Torres-Carvajal et al., 2012[3] – Chocoan blunt-headed vine snake
Imantodes gemmistratus (Cope, 1861) – culebra-cordelilla centroamericana
Imantodes guane Missassi & Prudente, 2015
Imantodes inornatus (Boulenger, 1896) - plain tree snake, speckled blunt-headed tree snake, western tree snake, yellow blunt-headed tree snake, bejuquillo
Imantodes lentiferus (Cope, 1894)
Imantodes phantasma C. Myers, 1982 - blunt-headed vine snake, phantasma tree snake
Imantodes tenuissimus Cope, 1867 – culebra-cordelilla yucateca

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

"Imantodes ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
"Imantodes ". The Reptile Database.

Torres-Carvajal, Omar; et al. (2012). "A new species of blunt-headed vine snake (Colubridae, Imantodes) from the Chocó region of Ecuador". ZooKeys (244): 91–110. doi:10.3897/zookeys.244.3950. PMC 3520105. PMID 23275746. (Imantodes chocoensis, new species).

Further reading

Boulenger GA (1896). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume III., Containing the Colubridæ (Opisthoglyphæ and Proteroglyphæ) ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiv + 727 pp. + Plates I-XXV. (Genus "Himantodes [sic]", p. 83).
Duméril [AMC] (1853). "Prodrome de la classification des reptiles ophidiens ". Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences, Paris 23: 399–536. (Imantodes, new genus, p. 507). (in French).
Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Imantodes, pp. 49, 67, 68, 71, 100).
Goin CJ, Goin OB, Zug GR (1978). Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company. xi + 378 pp. ISBN 0-7167-0020-4. (Imantodes, pp. 324–325, Figure "16-17").


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