Atheris chlorechis

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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: Atheris chlorechis



Atheris chlorechis (Pel, 1851) [conserved name]

  • Lectotype: RMNH.RENA.1648, collected by H.S. Pel in 1849. [designated by Hoogmoed in Hughes & Barry (1969: 1030)]
  • Type locality: “Boutry [=Butre]”, Ghana by lectotype designation by Hoogmoed in Hughes & Barry (1969: 1030).
  • Paralectotypes (2): RMNH.RENA.1649 and RMNH.RENA.1650, from “Dabocrom”, Ghana, same data as the lectotype.
  • Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 1634 (1991: 84).


  • Vipera chlorechis Pel, 1851: 172 [original combination]
  • Echis chlorechisJan, 1863: 122 [subsequent combination]
  • Atheris chlorechisBoulenger, 1896: 508 [subsequent combination]



Primary references


Vernacular names

Deutsch: Westliche Buschviper
English: Western Bush Viper
français: Vipère des buissons
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