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








Genus
Xenoxybelis

South American Vine Snakes

Südamerikanische Spitznattern

Sydamerikanske Spidssnoge

1993 Xenoxybelis Machado (type species: Coluber argenteus Daudin 1803)
Contents: 2 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, Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Rondonia, Roraima), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.

Xenoxybelis argenteus

Green-striped Vine Snake

Grünstreifige Spitznatter

Grřnstribet Spidssnog

1803 Coluber argenteus Daudin
Oxybelis argenteus Duméril 1853
Xenoxybelis argenteus Machado 1993
Philodryas argentea Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009 [by implication]

Remarks: Reported to occur in Paraguay by Costa Prudente, Silva, Rocha & Franco (2008), but no other sources seem to support this. It was not included by Cacciali, Scott, Aquino-Ortiz, Fitzgerald & Smith (2016) in their checklist of Paraguayan reptiles.
Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Para [incl. Marajo Island], Rondonia, Roraima), Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Surinam, Venezuela.


Xenoxybelis boulengeri

Amazonian Vine Snake

Amazonas-Spitznatter

Amazonas-spidssnog

1923 Oxybelis boulengeri Procter [not Philodryas boulengeri Werner 1909]
Xenoxybelis boulengeri Machado 1993
Philodryas boulengeri Zaher, Grazziotin, Cadle, Murphy, Moura-Leite & Bonatto 2009 [by implication]
2012 Philodryas georgeboulengeri Grazziotin, Zaher, Murphy, Scrocchi, Benavides, Zhang & Bonatto [substitute name for Oxybelis boulengeri Procter 1923]

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of argenteus (e.g., Peters & Orejas-Miranda 1970). Revalidated by Keiser (1989). Not mentioned from Bolivia by Pincheira-Donoso (2002).
Distribution: Brazil (Acre, Amazonas, Rondonia), Peru.