Coelognathus helena

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Coelognathus helena

Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Colubrinae
Genus: Coelognathus
Species: Coelognathus helena
Subspecies: C. h. helena – C. h. monticollaris

Name[edit]

Coelognathus helena (Daudin, 1803)

Type locality: India: Vishakhapatnam.

Holotype: Based on description and color plate in Russel (1796: 37; Pl. XXXII; 'Mega Rekula Poda'), from Vizagapatam (= Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, southeastern India).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Coluber helena Daudin, 1803: 277
  • Herpetodryas helenaSchlegel, 1837: 192
  • Cynophis bistrigatus Gray, 1849: 246
  • Plagiodon HelenaDuméril & Bibron, 1854: 170
  • Herpetodryas malabaricus Jerdon, 1854: 530 (fide Boulenger, 1894)
  • Cynophis helenaGünther, 1858: 95
  • Cynophis helenaGünther, 1859: 231
  • Coluber helenaBoulenger, 1894: 36
  • Coluber helenaWall, 1921: 197
  • Elaphe helenaSmith, 1943: 149
  • Elaphe helenaDas, 1996: 56
  • Elaphe helenaSchulz, 1996
  • Coelognathus helenaHelfenberger, 2001
  • Coelognathus helenaUtiger et al., 2002
  • Elaphe helenaAvadhani, 2005
  • Coelognathus helenusJanzen et al., 2007

References[edit]

  • Daudin, F. M. 1803. Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere des Reptiles. Vol. 6. F. Dufart, Paris.
  • 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.
  • Janzen, P.; Klaas, P. & Ziesmann, S. 2007. Sri Lankas Schlangenfauna. Draco 7 (30): 56–64.
  • Coelognathus helena at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 23 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Trinket Snake