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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Dipsadinae
Genus: Trimetopon
Cope, 1885

Trimetopon is a genus of colubrid snakes, which are endemic to Costa Rica. Species in the genus Trimetopon are known commonly as tropical ground snakes.


The following six species are currently recognised as being valid.[1][2][3]

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


  1. ^ "Trimetopon ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ Savage, Jay M. (2005). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica. University of Chicago Press. p. 636. ISBN 978-0226735382. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Trimetopon ". The Reptile Database.
  4. ^ Beolens et al., p. 16.
  5. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 110-111.
  6. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 58-59.
  7. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 77-78.
  8. ^ Beolens et al., pp. 245-246.
  9. ^ Beolens et al., p. 276.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.
  • Cope ED (1885). "Twelfth Contribution to the Herpetology of Tropical America". Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 22: 167-194. (Trimetopon, new genus, p. 177).