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. DumÃ©ril, Bibron & A.H.A. DumÃ©ril, 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 (DumÃ©ril, Bibron & DumÃ©ril, 1854) - central Argentina to southern Bolivia and southwestern Brazil
Lystrophis dorbignyi is the type species for the genus Lystrophis.
- Boulenger, G.A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the ColubridÃ¦ AglyphÃ¦. 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.)
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