Dixon's ground snake

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Dixon's ground snake
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Erythrolamprus
E. atraventer
Binomial name
Erythrolamprus atraventer
Dixon & Thomas, 1985
  • Liophis atraventer

Dixon's ground snake (Erythrolamprus atraventer) is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. It is endemic to Brazil.

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.[2]


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Conservation status[edit]

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Silveira, A.L., Prudente, A.L. da C., Argôlo , A.J.S., Abrahão, C.R., Nogueira, C. de C., Barbo, F.E., Costa, G.C., Pontes, G.M.F., Colli, G.R., Zaher, H. el D., Borges-Martins, M., Martins, M.R.C., Oliveira , M.E., Passos, P.G.H., Bérnils, R.S., Sawaya, R.J., Cechin, C.T.Z & da Costa, T.B.G. 2019. Erythrolamprus atraventer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T39901A123738859. Downloaded on 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dixon, J.R., and R.A. Thomas. A New Species of South American Water Snake (Genus Liophis) from Southeastern Brazil. Herpetologica 41 (3): 259-262.