Chapinophis xanthocheilus Campbell & Smith, 1998

Guatemalan yellow-lipped snake



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 6 August 1994

Rediscovered on 10 September 2016

IUCN RedList status: Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Campbell, J.A. and Smith, E.N. 1998. A new genus and species of colubrid snake from the Sierra de las Minas of Guatemala. Herpetologica 54(2): 207-220.


Other references:

Johnson, J., Acevedo, M., Stafford, P., Campbell, J. & Ariano-Sánchez, D. 2013. Chapinophis xanthocheilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T29481A2790420. Downloaded on 23 April 2017.

Köhler, G. 2003. Reptiles of Central America. Herpeton, Germany.

ParksWatch. 2002. Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve.

Villatoro-Castañeda, Melissa and Ariano-Sánchez, Daniel. (2017). Rediscovery of the Guatemalan Yellow-lipped Snake, Chapinophis xanthocheilus (Serpentes: Dipsadidae), with Comments on its Distribution and Ecology. Herpetological Review 48(1): 25-28.

Wilson, L.D., Townsend, J.H. and Johnson, J.D. (eds). 2010. Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles. pp. 816. Eagle Mountain Publishing, Eagle Mountain, Utah.


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