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Lystrophis is the genus of tricolored South American hognose snakes. They mimic milk snakes or coral snakes with their red, black, and white ringed patterns.



The genus Lystrophis has 4 recognized species:

  • Lystrophis dorbignyi (A.M.C. Duméril, Bibron & A.H.A. Duméril, 1854) - southern Brazil and southern Paraguay to Argentina
  • Lystrophis histricus (Jan, 1863) - southern Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay to northeastern Argentina
  • Lystrophis nattereri (Steindachner, 1867) - southern Brazil
  • Lystrophis semicinctus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854) - central Argentina to southern Bolivia and southwestern Brazil

Lystrophis dorbignyi is the type species for the genus Lystrophis.



Further reading

  • Boulenger, G.A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, Printers.) London. xi + 382 pp. + Plates I.- XX. (Genus Lystrophis, p. 151.)
  • Cope, E.D. 1885. Twelfth Contribution to the Herpetology of Tropical America. Proc. American. Philos. Soc. 22 ["1884"]: 167-194. (Genus Lystrophis, p. 193.)

Tozetti, A. M. ; Pontes, G. M. F. ; Martins, M. B. ; Oliveira, R. B. . Temperature preferences of Xenodon dorbignyi: field and experimental observations. Herpetological Journal, v. 20, p. 277-280, 2010

Tozetti, A. M. ; Oliveira, R. B. ; Pontes, G. M. F. . Defensive repertoire of Xenodon dorbignyi (Serpentes, Dipsadidae). Biota Neotropica (Online. Edição em Inglês), v. 9, p. 1-7, 2009.

External links

  • http://www.hognose.com/pages/species/lystrophis.htm
  • http://www.pardalisberlin.de/index.php/lystrophis

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