Hydrops (genus)

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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Dipsadidae
Subfamily: Xenodontinae
Genus: Hydrops
Wagler, 1830

Hydrops is a genus of dipsadid snakes. The genus is endemic to South America.[1]


Three species are recognized.[1][2]

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


The specific name, martii, is in honor of German botanist Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius.[3]


  1. ^ a b Hydrops at the Reptile Database.
  2. ^ "Hydrops". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 13 August 2007. 
  3. ^ 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. (Hydrops martii, p. 170).

Further reading[edit]

  • 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 Hydrops, pp. 186–187).
  • Freiberg M. 1982. Snakes of South America. Hong Kong:T.F.H. Publications.189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Genus Hydrops, pp. 66, 72, 99-100).
  • Wagler J. 1830. Natürliches System der AMPHIBIEN, mit vorangehender Classification der SÄUGTHIERE und VÖGEL. Ein Beitrag zur vergleichenden Zoologie. Munich, Stuttgart & Tübingen: J.G. Cotta. vi + 354 pp. + one plate. (Hydrops, new genus, p. 170). (in German and Latin).