Chilomeniscus savagei

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Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Chilomeniscus
Species: Chilomeniscus savagei


Chilomeniscus savagei Cliff, 1954

Type locality: Mexico (Baja California).

Holotype: CAS-SUR 14034.


  • Chilomeniscus savagei Cliff, 1954
  • Chilomeniscus savageiLiner, 1994
  • Chilomeniscus savageiLiner, 2007


  • Cliff, Frank S. 1954. Snakes of the islands in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History, 12 (5): 67–98.
  • Liner, Ernest A. 2007. A CHECKLIST OF THE AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF MEXICO. Louisiana State University Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural Science, 80: 1–60.
  • Grismer, L. L., H. Wong & P. Galina-Tessaro, 2002. Geographic variation and taxonomy of the Sand Snakes, Chilomeniscus (Squamata: Colubridae). Herpetologica, 58 (1): 18–31.
  • Chilomeniscus savagei at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 22 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Savage's Sand Snake