Siphlophis leucocephalus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Dipsadidae

Scientific Name: Siphlophis leucocephalus (Günther, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Common Spotted Night Snake
Leptodira leucocephalus Günther, 1863
Lycognathus rhombeatus Boulenger, 1896

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Martins, M., Alencar, L.R.V. & Gaiarsa, M.P.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
Contributor(s): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Siphlophis leucocephalus has been assessed as Least Concern owing to its large distribution. No specific threats have been reported and this species is not undergoing significant population declines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in the states of Bahia, Goias, and Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Bahia, Goiás, Minas Gerais)
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species is found in the rainforests of southern Bahia. The locality in Goiás (Cana Brava) lies within an area of Cerrado in which the only forests available are gallery forests and dense Cerrado on mountain ranges.


Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that any major threat is impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place, or needed, for this species.

Citation: Martins, M., Alencar, L.R.V. & Gaiarsa, M.P. 2010. Siphlophis leucocephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T177536A7451859. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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