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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: Siphlophis
Species: S. ayauma – S. cervinus – S. compressus – S. leucocephalus – S. longicaudatus – S. pulcher – S. worontzowi

Siphlophis Fitzinger, 1843

Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium. Fasciculus primus. Amblyglossae. Braumüller et Seidel: Wien. vi + 106 pp. BHL Reference page.
Hussam Zaher; Felipe G. Grazziotin; Roberta Graboski; Ricardo G. Fuentes; Paola Sánchez-Martinez; Giovanna G. Montingelli; Ya-Ping Zhang; Robert W. Murphy, 2012: Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Sibynophis (Serpentes: Colubroidea). Papéis avulsos de zoologia (São Paulo), 52(12): 141‑149.

Siphlophis is a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae.[1] The genus is endemic to the Americas.

Geographic range

Species of the genus Siphlophis are found in northern South America and Central America.[1]

The following seven species are recognized as being valid.[1][2]

Siphlophis ayauma Sheehy, Yánez-Muñoz, Valencia & E.N. Smith, 2014
Siphlophis cervinus (Laurenti, 1768)
Siphlophis compressus (Daudin, 1803)
Siphlophis leucocephalus (Günther, 1863)
Siphlophis longicaudatus (Andersson, 1901)
Siphlophis pulcher (Raddi, 1820)
Siphlophis worontzowi (Prado, 1940)

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

The specific name, worontzowi, is in honor of Brazilian entomologist Cesar Worontzow.[3]

Genus Siphlophis at The Reptile Database.
"Siphlophis ". Dahms Tierleben.

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. (Siphlophis worontzowi, p. 289).

Further reading

Fitzinger L (1843). Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp. + indices. (Siphlophis, new genus, p. 27). (in Latin).
Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Siphlophis, p. 110).


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