Elachistodon westermanni

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Elachistodon westermanni

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
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: Elachistodon
Species: Elachistodon westermanni

Name[edit]

Elachistodon westermanni Reinhardt, 1863

Type locality: India (Bhavnagar city, Gujarat state [Piyush Lashkari, pers. comm.; Bhavnagar, Surat [Raju Vyas, pers. comm.], Maharashtra).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Elachistodon westermanni Reinhardt, 1863: 206
  • Elachistodon westermanniSmith, 1943: 404
  • Elachistodon westermanniDas, 1996: 56

References[edit]

  • Reinhardt 1863. Overs. Dansk. Vid. Selsk. Forh.: 206.
  • 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.
  • Vyas, Raju 2006. Story of a snake's photograph from Gujarat and notes on further distribution of the Indian egg-eater snake. Herpinstance 3(2): 1–4.
  • Elachistodon westermanni at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 02 sep 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Indische Eierschlange
English: Indian Egg-eating Snake