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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Dipsadidae
Genus: Enulius
Cope, 1870

Enulius is a genus of snakes in the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to the Americas.

Geographic range[edit]

Species in the genus Enulius are found in northern Mexico, Central America, and northwestern South America.[1]

Species and subspecies[edit]

The following species and subspecies are recognized as being valid.[1]

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


The subspecific name, sumichrasti, is in honor of Swiss-born Mexican naturalist Adrien Jean Louis François de Sumichrast (1828–1882).[2]


  1. ^ a b Genus Enulius at The Reptile Database
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Enulius flavitorques sumichrasti, p. 258).

Further reading[edit]

  • Cope ED (1870). "Eighth Contribution to the Herpetology of Tropical America". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 11: 553-559. (Enulius, new genus, pp. 558–559).