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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]

SpeciesEdit

The following species are recognized by ITIS:[2]

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

ReferencesEdit

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  3. Tachymenis. Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
  4. Tachymenis (Genus). ZipcodeZoo.com, 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011.

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