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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: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Xenodontinae
Genus: Tropidodipsas
Species: T. fasciata – T. fischeri – T. philippii – T. sartorii – T. zweifeli

Tropidodipsas Günther, 1858

Günther, A. (1858) Catalogue of Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. London, p. 1-281.

Tropidodipsas is a genus of New World snakes of the family Colubridae.

Geographic range

Species of the genus Tropidodipsas are found in Mexico and Central America.[1]

Seven species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Tropidodipsas annulifera Boulenger, 1894
Tropidodipsas fasciata Günther, 1858
Tropidodipsas fischeri Boulenger, 1894
Tropidodipsas philippii (Jan, 1863)
Tropidodipsas repleta G.R. Smith, Lemos-Espinal, Hartman & Chiszar, 2005
Tropidodipsas sartorii Cope, 1863
Tropidodipsas zweifeli Liner & Wilson, 1970


The specific name, fischeri, is in honor of German herpetologist Johann Gustav Fischer.[2]

The specific name, philippii, is in honor of German-Chilean zoologist Rodolfo Amando Philippi.[3]

The specific name, sartorii, is in honor of German-Mexican naturalist Christian Carl Wilhelm Sartorius (1796–1872).[4]

The specific name, zweifeli, is in honor of American herpetologist Richard G. Zweifel.[5]

Genus Tropidodipsas at The Reptile Database
Beolens et al., p. 90 ("Sibon fischeri ").
Beolens et al., p. 206.
Beolens et al., p. 233 ("Sibon sartorii ").

Beolens et al., p. 294.

Further reading

Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5.
Boulenger GA (1894). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xi + 382 pp. + Plates I-XX. (Genus Tropidodipsas, p. 294; T. annulifera, new species, p. 297 + Plate XIV, figure 1; T. fasciata, p. 295; T. fischeri, p. 296; T. philippii, p. 295; T. sartorii, pp. 296–297).
Günther A (1858). Catalogue of the Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xvi + 281 pp. (Tropidodipsas, new genus, pp. 180–181).

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