Tropidodipsas philippii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Dipsadidae

Scientific Name: Tropidodipsas philippii (Jan, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Philippi’s Snail-Eating Snake
Leptognathus philippii Jan, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: This species has previously been placed in the genus Sibon, but was transferred to Tropidodipsas by Wallach (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2007
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Canseco-Márquez, L., García Aguayo, A. & Ponce-Campos, P.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N., Chanson, J.S. & Stuart, S.N. (Global Reptile Assessment Coordinating Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat disturbance, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from two disjunct ranges in Mexico; one from Pacific coastal Sinaloa to the south to Central Nayarit and coastal southern Jalisco and adjacent Colima to northwestern Michoacan, and the other in coastal western Oaxaca. It occurs at elevations from sea level up to 850 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:This is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A nocturnal snake that inhabits arid and semi-arid areas of scrublands and thorn woodland. Some specimens have been collected in tropical deciduous and semi-deciduous forest. It tolerates some disturbance of its habitat.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in Chamela Biosphere Reserve.

Citation: Canseco-Márquez, L., García Aguayo, A. & Ponce-Campos, P. 2007. Tropidodipsas philippii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2007: e.T64000A12733069. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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