Dipsadoboa viridis

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Dipsadoboa viridis


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: Dipsadoboa
Species: Dipsadoboa viridis
Subspecies (2): D. v. gracilis – D. v. viridis



Dipsadoboa viridis (Peters, 1869)

  • Holotype: ZMB 6451.
  • Type locality: “angeblich aus Neu-Caledonien” (in error).


  • Anoplodipsas viridis Peters, 1869: 442 [original combination]
  • Dipsadoboa viridisRasmussen, 1993 [subsequent combination]


  • Crotaphopeltis elongata Barbour, 1914
    • Holotype: MCZ 9260, collected by Rev. George Schwab in 1912.
    • Type locality: “Lolodorf, southern Kamerun”.
  • Dipsadoboa elongata gracilis Laurent, 1956
    • Holotype: RMCA 18533, ♂.
    • Type locality: “Teturi, 750 m [elevation], rive gauche de l’Ituri, Terr. de Mambasa, Ituri”.



Primary references


Additional references

  • Schmidt, K. P. 1923. Contributions to the herpetology of the Belgian Congo based on the collection of the American Museum Congo Expedition, 1909-1915. Part II. Snakes, with field notes by Herbert Lang and James P. Chapin. Bull. Amer. Mus. nat. Hist. 49 (1): 1–146.
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.

Vernacular names

English: Laurent’s Green Tree-snake
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