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Imantodes cenchoa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Dipsadinae
Genus: Imantodes
A.M.C. Duméril, 1853

Imantodes is a genus of colubrid snakes commonly referred to as blunt-headed vine snakes or blunt-headed tree snakes. The genus consists of seven species that are native to Mexico, Central America, and the northern part of South America.[1]


There are currently eight recognized species:[1][2]

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


  1. ^ a b "Imantodes ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Imantodes ". The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ Torres-Carvajal, Omar; et al. (2012). "A new species of blunt-headed vine snake (Colubridae, Imantodes) from the Chocó region of Ecuador". ZooKeys. 244: 91–110. doi:10.3897/zookeys.244.3950.  (Imantodes chocoensis, new species).

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1896). Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume III., Containing the Colubridæ (Opisthoglyphæ and Proteroglyphæ) ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiv + 727 pp. + Plates I-XXV. (Genus "Himantodes [sic]", p. 83).
  • Duméril [AMC] (1853). "Prodrome de la classification des reptiles ophidiens ". Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences, Paris 23: 399–536. (Imantodes, new genus, p. 507). (in French).
  • Freiberg M (1982). Snakes of South America. Hong Kong: T.F.H. Publications. 189 pp. ISBN 0-87666-912-7. (Imantodes, pp. 49, 67, 68, 71, 100).
  • Goin CJ, Goin OB, Zug GR (1978). Introduction to Herpetology, Third Edition. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company. xi + 378 pp. ISBN 0-7167-0020-4. (Imantodes, pp. 324-325, Figure "16-17").

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Imantodes at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Imantodes at Wikispecies