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Philodryas patagoniensis (Patagonia Green Racer)

Synonyms: Callirhinus patagoniensis; Chlorosoma schotti; Dirrhox patagoniensis; Europhrys modestus; Liophis poecilostictus; Philodryas schotti; Pseudophis patagoniensis

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alta Paraná Atlantic forests Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Araucaria moist forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cerrado Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Dry Chaco Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Espinal Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Humid Chaco Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Humid Pampas Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Low Monte Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Pantanal Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Paraná flooded savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Patagonian steppe Chile, Argentina Neotropic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Serra do Mar coastal forests Brazil Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern Andean Yungas Bolivia, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna Argentina Neotropic Flooded Grasslands and Savannas
Southwest Amazon moist forests Peru, Brazil, Bolivia Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Uruguayan savanna Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bañados del Este Wetland Reserve 986054 Uruguay  
El Palmar National Park II   Entre Rios, Argentina  
Laguna Blanca National Park II 19735 Neuquen, Argentina  
Nahuel Huapi National Park II 759703 Argentina  
Reserve de Biosphere Cerrado Biosphere Reserve II 1812 Parana, Brazil  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Atlantic Forest Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay No
Cerrado Brazil No
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela No

Prey / Diet

Aspronema dorsivittatum (Paraguay Mabuya)[1]
Cercosaura schreibersii (Schreibers' Many-fingered Teiid)[1]
Erythrolamprus poecilogyrus (Goldbellied snake)[1]
Leptodactylus fuscus (rufous frog)[1]
Leptodactylus gracilis (Dumeril's Striped Frog)[1]
Leptodactylus ocellatus (Criolla Frog)[1]
Philodryas agassizii (Burrowing Night Snake)[1]
Philodryas patagoniensis (Patagonia Green Racer)[1]
Scinax fuscovarius (Snouted Treefrog)[1]
Teius oculatus (Teiid lizard)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bothrops neuwiedi (Barba Amarilla, Fer-de-Lance, common lancehead)1
Chironius bicarinatus (Two-headed Sipo)1
Chironius exoletus (Linnaeus' Sipo)1
Chironius laevicollis (Brazilian Sipo)1
Erythrolamprus poecilogyrus (Goldbellied snake)1
Erythrolamprus sagittifer (Arrow Ground Snake)1
Leptodeira annulata (Banded Cat-eyed Snake)1
Lygophis dilepis (Lema's Ground Snake)2
Lygophis meridionalis (Lined Ground Snake)1
Mastigodryas bifossatus (Rio Tropical Racer)4
Philodryas olfersii (Lichtenstein's Green Racer)2
Rupornis magnirostris (Roadside Hawk)1
Salvator merianae (Tegu lizard)1
Thamnodynastes strigatus (Coastal House Snake)3

Predators

Philodryas patagoniensis (Patagonia Green Racer)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ochetosoma heterocoelium <Unverified Name>[2]
Ophidascaris sicki <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes

Distribution

Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso, Goiás, Rondonia: HR 33: 69, Pará, Tocantins), Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Co´rdoba, Corrientes, Chaco, Chubut, Entre Ri´os, Formosa, Jujuy, La Rioja, La Pampa, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuque´n;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Diet and habitat use of two sympatric species of Philodryas (Colubridae), in south Brazil, Paulo A. Hartmann, Otávio A.V. Marques, Amphibia-Reptilia 26 (2005): 25-31 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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