Coluber vittacaudatus

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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: Coluber
Species: Coluber vittacaudatus


Coluber vittacaudatus Blyth, 1854

Type locality: from "vicinity of Darjiling" (= Darjeeling, 27° 02'N; 88° 16'E; West Bengal State, eastern India). Known only from the type locality.

Holotype: Type not traced (fide Das et al., 1998).


  • Coluber vittacaudatus Blyth, 1854: 655
  • Coluber vittacaudatusDas et al., 1998


  • Blyth, E. 1854. Notices and descriptions of various reptiles, new or little-known. Part I. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 22 [1853]: 639–655.
  • Das, Indraneil, Basudeb Dattagupta & Nemai Charan Gayen. 1998. History and catalogue of reptile types in the collection of the Zoological Survey of India. J. south Asian nat. Hist. 3 (2): 121–172.
  • Coluber vittacaudatus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 23 August 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Striped Tail Racer