On the basis of direct comparisons of type material, literature data, and a sample of 47 other specimens examined, we synonymize Uromacer Ricardinii, described from São Paulo, Brazil, with Dendrophis aurata, described from Suriname and never found there again. This taxon now will be known as Cercophis auratus. Additionally, we redescribe the species and provide a detailed synonymy/chresonomy. Finally, we briefly discuss its disjunct distribution, as well as current knowledge of its conservation status.
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