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Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Colubridae
Bibliography of the genus Phyllorhynchus
Biodiversity of the family Colubridae


American Leaf-nosed Snakes

Amerikanische Blattnasennattern

Amerikanske Bladnæsesnoge

1890 Phyllorhynchus Stejneger (type species: Phyllorhynchus browni Stejneger 1899)
Contents: 2 species, none of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: SW. USA, NW. Mexico.
Reported from: Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah).

Phyllorhynchus browni

Saddled Leaf-nosed Snake



1899 Phyllorhynchus browni Stejneger
1940 Phyllorhynchus browni lucidus Klauber
1945 Phyllorhynchus browni fortitus Bogert & Oliver
1959 Phyllorhynchus browni klauberi Shannon & Humphrey

Other common names:
browni: Pima Leaf-nosed Snake
fortitus: Sonoran Leaf-nosed Snake
klauberi: Klauber's Leaf-nosed Snake
lucidus: Maricopa Leaf-nosed Snake
Distribution: Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora), USA (Arizona).

Phyllorhynchus decurtatus

Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake

Gefleckte Blattnasennatter

Plettet Bladnæsesnog

1868 Phimothyra decurtata Cope
Phyllorhynchus decurtatus Klauber 1935
1935 Phyllorhynchus decurtatus perkinsi Klauber (Gardner & Mendelson 2004)
1940 Phyllorhynchus decurtatus nubilis Klauber (Gardner & Mendelson 2004)
1951 Phyllorhynchus decurtatus norrisi Smith & Langebartel (Gardner & Mendelson 2004)
1954 Phyllorhynchus arenicola Savage & Cliff (Gardner & Mendelson 2004)
Phyllorhynchus decurtatus arenicolus Liner 1994
1974 Phyllorhynchus decurtatus porelli Powers & Banta

Other common names:
arenicolus: Monserrat Island Leaf-nosed Snake
decurtatus: Baja California Leaf-nosed Snake
norrisi: Norris' Leaf-nosed Snake
nubilis: Clouded Leaf-nosed Snake
perkinsi: Western Leaf-nosed Snake
Remarks: The subspecies arenicolus was previously regarded as a separate species.
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah).