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








Genus
Saphenophis

Andean Smooth Ground Snakes

Andes-Glattnattern

Andesglatsnoge

1973 Saphenophis Myers (type species: Dromicus boursieri Jan 1867)
Contents: 5 species, of which 4 (80.0%) are endemic.
Remarks: Prior to 1973, the species of this genus were placed in Leimadophis, Liophis, Lygophis, or Rhadinaea (e.g., Myers 1969, 1973; Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970).
Distribution: Colombia, Ecuador.

Saphenophis antioquiensis

Antioquia Smooth Ground Snake

Antioquia-Glattnatter

Antioquia-glatsnog

1943 Rhadinaea antioquiensis Dunn
Lygophis antioquiensis Myers 1969
Saphenophis antioquiensis Myers 1973

Distribution: Colombia.


Saphenophis atahuallpae

Atahualpa Smooth Ground Snake

Atahualpa-Glattnatter

Atahualpa-glatsnog

1901 Liophis atahuallpae Steindachner
Leimadophis atahuallpae Myers 1969
Saphenophis atahuallpae Myers 1973

Distribution: Ecuador.


Saphenophis boursieri

Quito Smooth Ground Snake, (Spotted Genuine-snake)

Quito-Glattnatter

Quito-glatsnog

1867 Dromicus boursieri Jan
Lygophis boursieri Shreve 1934
Saphenophis boursieri Myers 1973
1882 Coronella whymperi Boulenger (Myers 1969; Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
Lygophis whymperi Peters 1963

Distribution: Colombia, Ecuador.


Saphenophis sneiderni

Cauca Smooth Ground Snake

Cauca-Glattnatter

Cauca-glatsnog

1973 Saphenophis schneiderni Myers

Distribution: Colombia.


Saphenophis tristriatus

Three-striped Smooth Ground Snake

Dreistreifige Andes-Glattnatter

Trestribet Andesglatsnog

1941 Rhadinaea tristriata Rendahl & Vestergren
Lygophis tristriatus Myers 1969
Saphenophis tristriata Myers 1973
Liophis tristriatus Dixon 1980

Distribution: Colombia.