Elaphe taeniura yunnanensis

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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: Elaphe
Species: Elaphe taeniura
Subspecies: Elaphe taeniura yunnanensis



Elaphe taeniura yunnanensis (Anderson, 1879): 813

Type locality: China.


  • Elaphe taeniura yunnanensisCox et al., 1998: 50
  • Elaphis yunnanensisAnderson, 1879: 813 (protonym)
  • Orthriophis taeniurus yunnanensisGumprecht, 2003


  • Anderson, J. 1878 [1879]. Anatomical and zoological researches: comprising an account of the zoological results of the two expeditions to western Yunnan in 1868 and 1875; and a monograph of the two cetacean genera, Platanista and Orcella. Vols. I. [Text], II. [Plates]. London: B. Quaritch. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.title.50434 Reference page.  [herpetology: pages 703–860, 969–975]; Atlas: 85 plates [herpetological plates 55–78, 75A, 75B].
  • Gumprecht, A. 2004: Die Schönnatter Orthriophis taeniura (Elaphe taeniura). Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 61 pp.

Vernacular names

English: Yunnan Beauty Snake