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








Genus
Tropidodipsas

Northern Snail Eaters, False Middle American Snail Eaters, Neotropical Snail Suckers

Nördliche Schneckennattern

Nordlige Sneglesnoge

1858 Tropidodipsas Günther (type species: Tropidodipsas fasciata Günther 1858)
1863 Galedon Jan (type species: Galedon annularis Jan 1870)
1878 Tropidogeophis Müller (type species: Geophis annulatus Peters 1870)
1887 Dipeltophis Cope (type species: Leptognathus albocinctus Fischer 1885)
Contents: 8 species, of which 5 (62.5%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Synonymized with Sibon by Kofron (1985), but revalidated as a separate genus by Wallach (1995).
Distribution: Mexico, Central America.
Reported from: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan).

Tropidodipsas fasciata

Central American Banded Snail Eater

Zentralamerikanische Gebänderte Schneckennatter

Centralamerikansk Båndet Sneglesnog

1858 Tropidodipsas fasciata Günther
Leptognathus fasciatus Sumichrast 1880
Sibon fasciata Kofron 1985
1887 Leptognathus subannulatus Müller (Kofron 1985)
Tropidodipsas fasciata subannulata Alvarez del Toro & Smith 1956

Other common names:
fasciata: Common Banded Snail Eater
subannulata: Müller's Snail Eater
Remarks: Previously included guerreroensis. Records from Guerrero and Michoacan refer to other species (Grünwald, Toribio-Jiménez, Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Franz-Chávez, Peñaloza-Montaño, Barrera-Nava, Jones, Rodriguez, Hughes, Strickland & Reyes-Velasco 2021).
Distribution: Guatemala, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan).


Tropidodipsas fischeri

Guatemalan Snail Eater, (Fischer's Snail Eater)

Guatemalische Schneckennatter

Guatemalansk Sneglesnog

1885 Virginia fasciata Fischer [not Tropidodipsas fasciata Günther 1858]
1892 Tropidoclonium annulatum Bocourt [not Tropidodipsas annulatus Peters 1870]
1894 Tropidodipsas fischeri Boulenger
Sibon fischeri Kofron 1985
1942 Tropidodipsas kidderi Stuart (Kofron 1985)
Sibon fischeri kidderi Kofron 1985

Remarks: Status uncertain (Wallach 1995).
Distribution: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca).


Tropidodipsas guerreroensis

Guerrero Snail Eater

Guerrero-Schneckennatter

Guerrero-sneglesnog

1940 Tropidodipsas guerreroensis Taylor (Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970)
Tropidodipsas fasciata guerreroensis Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970
Sibon fasciata guerreroensis Kofron 1985

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subspecies of fasciata (e.g., Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970; Kofron 1985). Revalidated as a separate species by Grünwald, Toribio-Jiménez, Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Franz-Chávez, Peñaloza-Montaño, Barrera-Nava, Jones, Rodriguez, Hughes, Strickland & Reyes-Velasco (2021). A record of fasciata from Michoacan (Alvarado-Díaz, Suazo-Ortuño, Wilson & Medina-Aguilar 2013) is tentatively referred to guerreroensis.
Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Michoacan, Oaxaca).


Tropidodipsas papavericola

Poppyfield Snail Eater, Poppyfield Snailsucker

Mohn-Schneckennatter

Valmue-sneglesnog

2021 Tropidodipsas papavericola Grünwald, Toribio-Jiménez, Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Franz-Chávez, Peñaloza-Montaño, Barrera-Nava, Jones, Rodriguez, Hughes, Strickland & Reyes-Velasco

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero).





Tropidodipsas philippii

Sinaloan Snail Eater, (Philippi's Snail Eater)

Sinaloa-Schneckennatter

Sinaloa-sneglesnog

1863 Leptognathus philippii Jan
Tropidodipsas philippii Boulenger 1894
Sibon philippi Kofron 1985
1885 Leptognathus albocinctus Fischer (Smith & Taylor 1945, Kofron 1985)
1937 Tropidodipsas occidentalis Oliver (Kofron 1985, 1987)
1959 Tropidodipsas freiae Shannon & Humphrey (Kofron 1985)

Remarks: Records from Guerrero and Oaxaca refer to other species (Grünwald, Toribio-Jiménez, Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Franz-Chávez, Peñaloza-Montaño, Barrera-Nava, Jones, Rodriguez, Hughes, Strickland & Reyes-Velasco 2021).
Distribution: Mexico (Colima, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Sinaloa).


Tropidodipsas repleta

Sonoran Snail Eater, Banded Blacksnake

Sonora-Schneckennatter

Sonora-sneglesnog

2005 Tropidodipsas repleta Smith, Lemos-Espinal, Hartman & Chiszar

Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora).


Tropidodipsas tricolor

Tricolor Snail Eater, Tricolor Snailsucker

Dreifarbige Schneckennatter

Trefarvet Sneglesnog

2021 Tropidodipsas tricolor Grünwald, Toribio-Jiménez, Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Franz-Chávez, Peñaloza-Montaño, Barrera-Nava, Jones, Rodriguez, Hughes, Strickland & Reyes-Velasco

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Oaxaca).





Tropidodipsas zweifeli

Guerreran Snail Eater, (Zweifel's Snail Eater)

Guerrero-Schneckennatter

Guerrero-sneglesnog

1954 Chersodromus annulatus Zweifel [not Geophis annulatus Peters 1870]
1970 Tropidodipsas zweifeli Liner & Wilson [substitute name for Chersodromus annulatus Zweifel 1954]
Sibon zweifeli Kofron 1985

Distribution: Mexico (Guerrero, Morelos, Puebla).