Amblyodipsas concolor

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Taxonavigation: Elapoidea 

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: Elapoidea

Familia: Atractaspididae
Subfamilia: Aparallactinae
Genus: Amblyodipsas
Species: Amblyodipsas concolor


Amblyodipsas concolor (A. Smith, 1849)

  • Holotype: NMSE 1859.13.1533, collected by A. Smith in 1831.
  • Type locality: “Kaffirland to the eastward of the Cape Colony [=KwaZulu-Natal]”, South Africa.


  • Choristodon concolor Smith, 1849: 18 [original combination]
  • Calamelaps concolorBoulenger, 1896: 246 [subsequent combination]
  • Choristocalamus concolorWitte & Laurent, 1947 [subsequent combination]
  • Amblyodipsas concolorBroadley, 1971 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Smith, A. 1838–1849. Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa; Consisting Chiefly of Figures and Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected During an Expedition Into the Interior of South Africa, in the Years 1834, 1835, and 1836; Fitted Out by “The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa.” Published Under the Authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury. Reptilia. Vol. 2. Smith, Elder and Co.: London. [100] + 28 pp., pls. 1–78. BHL Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: KwaZulu-Natal Purple-glossed Snake