Rustyhead snake

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Rustyhead snake
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Amastridium
Cope, 1895
Species: A. veliferum
Binomial name
Amastridium veliferum
Cope, 1861

The rustyhead snake (Amastridium veliferum) is a species of snake in the Colubridae family.[1] It is found from southern Mexico, through Central America to Colombia.[2] It is the only recognized species in the monotypic genus Amastridium.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Amastridium veliferum". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  2. ^ The Reptile Database. Amastridium veliferum COPE, 1860. Consulted: 2012-03-12