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Taxonavigation: Elapoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Elapoidea

Familia: Lamprophiidae
Genera: Boaedon - Bothrolycus - Bothrophthalmus - Chamaelycus - Dendrolycus - Gonionotophis - Hormonotus - Inyoka - Lamprophis - Lycodonomorphus - Lycophidion - Madagascarophis – Pseudoboodon



  • Kelly, C.M.R.; Barker, N.P.; Villet, M.H.; Broadley, D.G. 2009: Phylogeny, biogeography and classification of the snake superfamily Elapoidea: a rapid radiation in the late Eocene. Cladistics, 25: 38–63.
  • Kelly, C.M.R.; Branch, W.R.; Broadley, D.G.; Barker, N.P.; Villet, M.H. 2011: Molecular systematics of the African snake family Lamprophiidae Fitzinger, 1843 (Serpentes: Elapoidea), with particular focus on the genera Lamprophis Fitzinger 1843 and Mehelya Csiki 1903. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 58(3): 415–426. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.11.010
  • Vidal, N.; Delmas, A.-S.; David, P.; Cruaud, C.; Couloux, A.; Hedges, S.B. 2007: The phylogeny and classification of caenophidian snakes inferred from seven nuclear protein-coding genes. C.R. Biologies, 330: 182–187. PDF

Vernacular names[edit]

English: African nocturnal snakes