Hypnale nepa

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Hypnale nepa

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Viperoidea 

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: Viperoidea

Familia: Viperidae
Subfamilia: Crotalinae
Genus: Hypnale
Species: Hypnale nepa

Name[edit]

Lectotype: WHT 6515, adult ♂. [designated by Maduwage et al. (2009: 10)]

Type locality: “Africa” (in error); fixed by lectotype designation to “Agra Arboretum, Agarapatana, [Sri Lanka] 06º50’N, 80º40’ E, elevation 1665 m”, by Maduwage et al. (2009: 10).

Combinations[edit]

  • Coluber nepa Laurenti, 1768: 97 [original combination]
  • Hypnale nepaCope, 1859: 335 [name combination]
  • Ancistrodon nepaSmith, 1937: 730 [name combination]
  • Agkistrodon nepaTaylor, 1950: 595 [name combination]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Hypnale walli Gloyd, 1977: 1011 [synonymized by Maduwage et al. (2009: 2)]

Holotype: AMNH 99385, adult ♀.

Type locality: “Kanneliya Forest, Udugama, Southern Province, Ceylon [=Sri Lanka], elevation approximately 1000 ft.”

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sri Lanka Humpnose Viper