Tachymenis is a genus of venomous snakes belonging to the family Colubridae. They are commonly known as slender snakes or short-tailed snakes and are primarily found in southern South America. Tachymenis are capable of producing a medically significant bite, with at least one species, T. peruviana, responsible for human fatalities.[1]


The following species are recognized by ITIS:[2]

Other sources may recognize as much as 17 distinct species:[3][4]


  1. Template:Cite journal
  2. Template:ITIS
  3. Tachymenis. Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  4. Tachymenis (Genus)., 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011.

Template:Wikispecieses:Tachymenis tr:Tachymenis

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.