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Hydrodynastes is a small genus of large colubrid snakes in the subfamily Xenodontinae. The genus is endemic to South America.

Species


Hydrodynastes

Two species are recognized by ITIS.

  • Hydrodynastes bicinctus (Herrmann, 1804)
  • Hydrodynastes gigas (A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854)

An additional, recently described, species is recognized by other sources.

  • Hydrodynastes melanogigas Franco, Fernandes & Bentim, 2007

References


Hydrodynastes

Further reading


Hydrodynastes
  • Fitzinger, L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Braumüller & Seidel. Vienna. 106 pp. + indices. (Genus Hydrodynastes, p. 25.)
  • Franco, F.L.; D.S. Fernandes; and B.M. Bentim. 2007. A new species of Hydrodynastes Fitzinger, 1843 from central Brazil (Serpentes: Colubridae: Xenodontidae). Zootaxa 1613: 57-65. (Hydrodynastes melanogigas)

Hydrodynastes

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