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Helicops (genus)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Reptilia
Family  Colubridae
Scientific name  Helicops
Rank  Genus
Subphylum  Vertebrata
Suborder  Serpentes
Subfamily  Dipsadinae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Scaled reptiles
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Similar  Brown‑banded water snake, Helicops infrataeniatus, Helicops leopardinus, Oxyrhopus, Thamnodynastes

Helicops is a genus of snakes of the family Colubridae. The genus is endemic to South America.

Species

The following 16 species are recognized as being valid.

  • Helicops angulatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Helicops apiaka Kawashita-Ribeiro, Ávila & Morais, 2013
  • Helicops carinicaudus (Wied-Neuwied, 1825)
  • Helicops danieli Amaral, 1938
  • Helicops gomesi Amaral, 1921
  • Helicops hagmanni Roux, 1910
  • Helicops infrataeniatus Jan, 1865
  • Helicops leopardinus (Schlegel, 1837)
  • Helicops modestus Günther, 1861
  • Helicops pastazae Shreve, 1934
  • Helicops petersi Rossman, 1976
  • Helicops polylepis Günther, 1861
  • Helicops scalaris Jan, 1865
  • Helicops tapajonicus da Frota, 2005
  • Helicops trivittatus (Gray, 1849)
  • Helicops yacu Rossman & Dixon, 1975
  • Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Helicops.

    References

    Helicops (genus) Wikipedia


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