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Dendrophidion percarinatum,
South American forest racer
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Dendrophidion
Fitzinger, 1843[1][2]

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Dendrophidion is a genus of New World colubrid snakes commonly referred to as forest racers.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

Their range stretches from southeastern Mexico to Bolivia.[3]


The following 15 species are recognized.[2][3]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Dendrophidion.


  1. ^ ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  2. ^ a b Dahms Tierleben.
  3. ^ a b c The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Fitzinger L. 1843. Systema Reptilium, Fasciculus Primus, Amblyglossae. Vienna: Braumüller & Seidel. 106 pp + indices. (Dendrophidion, new genus, p. 26). (in Latin).
  • Freiberg M. 1982. Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Dendrophidion, p. 93).
  • Goin CJ, Goin OB, Zug GR. 1978. Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman. xi + 378 pp. ISBN 0-7167-0020-4. (Genus Dendrophidion, p. 324).

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