Aspidelaps lubricus

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Aspidelaps lubricus

Taxonavigation

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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: Elapidae
Subfamilia: Elapinae
Genus: Aspidelaps
Species: Aspidelaps lubricus
Subspecies (2): A. l. cowlesi – A. l. lubricus

Name

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Aspidelaps lubricus (Laurenti, 1768)

  • Lectotype (iconotype): specimen described and illustrated by Seba (1735: pl. 43, fig. 3).
  • Type locality: “Africanus, ex Promontorio Bonae Spei [=Cape of Good Hope, South Africa]”.

Combinations

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  • Natrix lubrica Laurenti, 1768: 80 [original combination]
  • Elaps lubricusMerrem, 1820: 143 [subsequent combination]
  • Naja lubricaSchlegel, 1837: 484 [subsequent combination]
  • Aspidelaps lubricusSmith, 1849: 21 [subsequent combination]

References

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Primary references

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  • Laurenti, J.N. 1768. Specimen medicum, exhibens synopsin reptilium emendatam cum experimentis circa venena et antidota reptilium austriacorum, quod authoritate et consensu (In Latin). Joan Thomae: Vienna. 217 pp. BHL Reference page
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Vernacular names

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English: Cape Coral Snake