Ptyas major

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Ptyas major


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: Ptyas
Species: Ptyas major


Ptyas major (Günther, 1858)

  • Holotype: BMNH 1946.1.1.68, ♀, collected by H. Cuming between 1836–1840.
  • Type locality: “Near Ningpo, China”.


  • Cyclophis major Günther, 1858: 120 [original combination]
  • Ablabes majorBoettger, 1894: 140 [subsequent combination]
  • Entechinus majorCope, 1895 [subsequent combination]
  • Liopeltis majorStejneger, 1907: 338 [subsequent combination]
  • Eurypholis majorPope, 1935 [subsequent combination]
  • Opheodrys majorSchmidt & Necker, 1936 [subsequent combination]
  • Cyclophiops majorOta, 1991 [subsequent combination]
  • Ptyas majorFigueroa, KcKelvy, Grismer, Bell & Lailvaux, 2016 [subsequent combination]


  • Herpetodryas chloris Hallowell, 1861: 503
  • Liopeltis major bicarinata Maki, 1931: 110


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Ziegler, Thomas; Annemarie Ohler; Vu Ngoc Thanh; Le Khac Quyet; Nguyen Xuan Thuan; Dinh Huy Tri & Bui Ngoc Thanh 2006. Review of the amphibian and reptile diversity of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and adjacent areas, central Truong Son, Vietnam. Herpetologica Bonnensis II: 247–262.


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Chinesische Grünnatter
English: Chinese Green Snake