Chrysopelea paradisi

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Chrysopelea paradisi


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
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Ahaetuliinae
Genus: Chrysopelea
Species: Chrysopelea paradisi
Subspecies: C. p. celebensis – C. p. paradisi – C. p. variabilis


Chrysopelea paradisi Boie, 1827

Type locality: Java.


  • Chrysopelea paradisi paradisi (Boie in Boie, 1827)
  • Chrysopelea paradisi H. Boie in F. Boie, 1827
  • Chrysopelea paradisi paradisiMertens, 1968
  • Chrysopelea ornataBoie 1827 (nec Coluber ornatus Shaw, 1802)
  • Dendrophis ornata (partim) — Schlegel, 1837
  • Leptophis ornatus var. (partim) — Cantor, 1847
  • Chrysopelea paradisiSmith, 1943
  • Chrysopelea paradisiManthey & Grossmann, 1997: 333
  • Chrysopelea paradisiCox et al., 1998: 67
  • Chrysopelea paradisi paradisiChan-ard et al., 1999: 161


  • Boie, F. 1827. Bemerkungen über Merrem's Versuch eines Systems der Amphibien, 1. Lieferung: Ophidier. Isis van Oken, Jena, 20: 508–566.
  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis, London. 583 pp.
  • Chan-ard, T.; Grossmann, W.; Gumprecht, A. & Schulz, K. D. 1999. Amphibians and reptiles of peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist [bilingual English and German]. Bushmaster Publications, Würselen, Gemany, 240 pp.
  • Chrysopelea paradisi at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 23 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Paradise Flying Snake
Nederlands: Paradijsslang
中文: 天堂金花蛇

External links[edit]

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