Tropidodipsas is a genus of New World snakes of the family Colubridae.

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Tropidodipsas fasciata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Dipsadinae
Genus: Tropidodipsas
Günther, 1858

Geographic rangeEdit

Species of the genus Tropidodipsas are found in Mexico and Central America.[1]


Seven species are recognized as being valid.[1]


The specific name, fischeri, is in honor of German herpetologist Johann Gustav Fischer.[2]

The specific name, philippii, is in honor of German-Chilean zoologist Rodolfo Amando Philippi.[3]

The specific name, sartorii, is in honor of German-Mexican naturalist Christian Carl Wilhelm Sartorius (1796–1872).[4]

The specific name, zweifeli, is in honor of American herpetologist Richard G. Zweifel.[5]


  1. ^ a b Genus Tropidodipsas at The Reptile Database
  2. ^ Beolens et al., p. 90 ("Sibon fischeri ").
  3. ^ Beolens et al., p. 206.
  4. ^ Beolens et al., p. 233 ("Sibon sartorii ").
  5. ^ Beolens et al., p. 294.

Further readingEdit

  • Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5.
  • Boulenger GA (1894). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xi + 382 pp. + Plates I-XX. (Genus Tropidodipsas, p. 294; T. annulifera, new species, p. 297 + Plate XIV, figure 1; T. fasciata, p. 295; T. fischeri, p. 296; T. philippii, p. 295; T. sartorii, pp. 296–297).
  • Günther A (1858). Catalogue of the Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xvi + 281 pp. (Tropidodipsas, new genus, pp. 180–181).