Cemophora lineri

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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: Cemophora
Species: Cemophora lineri


Cemophora lineri Williams, Brown & Wilson, 1966

  • Holotype: AMNH 75307, adult ♀, collected by Ernest A. Liner and Richard Whitten on 29 June 1963.
  • Type locality: “34,5 miles [=55.5 km] S of Riviera, Kenedy County, Texas”, United States, approximately 26847°40.74"N, 97848°50.4714"W, 5 m elevation.
  • Paratype: B.C. Brown collection 10993, adult ♀, from “King Ranch, Kenedy County, Texas”, precise coordinates unknown, collected by Brian P. Glass in 1951.


  • Cemophora coccinea lineri Williams, Brown & Wilson, 1966: 85 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Cemophora lineriCollins, 1991: 43 [subsequent combination, elevate to species]


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Texas Scarlet Snake