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








Genus
Chlorosoma

Green Bush Racers

Grüne Strauchnattern

Grřnne Kratpilsnoge

1830 Chlorosoma Wagler (type species: Coluber viridissimus Linnaeus 1758)
Contents: 3 species, of which none are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Philodryas (e.g., Thomas 1976). Revalidated by Melo-Sampaio, Passos, Martins, Jennings, Moura-Leite, Morato, Venegas, Chávez, Venâncio & Souza (2020) and Arredondo, Grazziotin, Scrocchi, Rodrigues, Bonatto & Zaher (2020).
Distribution: South America.
Reported from: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Espirito Santo, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Rondonia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Tocantins), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.

Chlorosoma dunupyana

Rio Branco Bush Racer

Rio-Branco-Strauchnatter

Rio Branco-kratpilsnog

2020 Chlorosoma dunupyana Melo-Sampaio, Passos, Martins, Jennings, Moura-Leite, Morato, Venegas, Chávez, Venâncio & Souza

Distribution: Brazil (Acre), Peru.





Chlorosoma laticeps

Bolivian Green Bush Racer, Bolivian Green Tree Snake

Bolivianische Grüne Strauchnatter

Boliviansk Grřn Kratpilsnog

1900 Philodryas laticeps Werner
Philodryas viridissimus laticeps Thomas 1976
Chlorosoma laticeps Melo-Sampaio, Passos, Martins, Jennings, Moura-Leite, Morato, Venegas, Chávez, Venâncio & Souza 2020
1921 Philodryas oligolepis Gomes (Zaher, Scrocchi & Masiero 2008)
1928 Philodryas affinis Müller (Zaher, Scrocchi & Masiero 2008)

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of Philodryas olfersii (e.g., Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970), and, more recently, of Chlorosoma viridissimum (e.g., Thomas 1976). Revalidated as a separate species by Zaher, Scrocchi & Masiero (2008). Records from French Guiana (e.g., Starace 1998; Chippaux 1986 [both as oligolepis]) are erroneous (Dewynter, Marty, Blanc, Gaucher, Vidal, Frétey, Massary & Fouquet 2008).
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais).


Chlorosoma viridissimum

Emerald Bush Racer, Emerald Palm Snake, Two-colored Green Tree Snake, Green Bush Racer, Common Bush Racer, Common Green Racer, Northern Green Tree Snake

Smaragd-Strauchnatter

Smaragd-kratpilsnog

1758 Coluber viridissimus Linnaeus
Natrix viridissimus Merrem 1820
Coronella viridissimus Boie 1827
Chlorosoma viridissimus Wagler 1830
Herpetodryas viridissimus Schlegel 1837
Dryophylax viridissimus Duméril 1853
Philodryas viridissimus Günther 1858
1803 Coluber janthinus Daudin (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970; Thomas 1976)
1861 Philodryas crassifrons Cope (Thomas 1976)

Remarks: Records from Paraguay are regarded as erroneous (Cacciali, Scott, Aquino-Ortiz, Fitzgerald & Smith 2016).
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Alagoas, Amapa, Amazonas, Bahia, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Piaui, Rondonia, Roraima, Tocantins), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.