Bogertophis subocularis subocularis

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Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

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: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Bogertophis
Species: Bogertophis subocularis
Subspecies: Bogertophis subocularis subocularis


Bogertophis subocularis subocularis (Brown, 1901)

  • Holotype: ANSP 13733, adult ♂, collected by E. Mayenberg in 1901.
  • Type locality: “Davis Mountains, fifty miles southwest of Pecos, near the head of Toyah Creek”.


  • Coluber subocularis Brown, 1901: 492 [original combination]
  • Elaphe subocularisStejneger & Barbour, 1917: 84 [subsequent combination]
  • Bogertophis subocularisDowling & Price, 1988: 52 [subsequent combination]
  • Bogertophis subocularis subocularisWebb, 1990 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Crother, B.I. 2000. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Herpetogical Circular No. 29: 1–82.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Northern Trans-Pecos Rat Snake