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Atheris chlorechis


Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Viperinae
Genus: Atheris
Species (18): A. acuminata – A. anisolepis – A. barbouri – A. broadleyi – A. ceratophora – A. chlorechis – A. desaixi – A. hetfieldi – A. hirsuta – A. hispida – A. katangensis – A. mabuensis – A. matildae – A. mongoensis – A. nitschei – A. rungweensis – A. squamigera – A. subocularis


Atheris Cope, 1862: 337 [conserved name]

  • Type species: Vipera chloroechis Schlegel, 1855 in error (=Vipera chlorechis Pel, 1851), by subsequent designation by Loveridge (1957: 303).
  • Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 1634 (1991: 84).


  • Chloroechis Bonaparte, 1849: 145 [suppressed name]
    • Type species: none designated or included.
    • Placed on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 1634 (1991: 84).
  • Adenorhinos Marx & Rabb, 1965: 186 [synonymised by Lenk et al. (2001: 98)]
    • Type species: Atheris barbouri Loveridge, 1930, by original designation and monotypy.
  • Poecilostolus Günther, 1863: 25 [synonymised by Günther (1863: 16)]


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Deutsch: Buschvipern
English: African Bush Vipers
русский: Древесные гадюки
svenska: Trädhuggormar
中文: 樹蝰屬
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