Leptophis

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Leptophis ahaetulla

Taxonavigation[edit]

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
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Leptophis
Species (11): L. ahaetulla – L. coeruleodorsus – L. cupreus – L. depressirostris – L. diplotropis – L. haileyi – L. mexicanus – L. modestus – L. nebulosus – L. riveti – L. stimsoni

Name[edit]

Leptophis Bell, 1825: 328 [conserved name]

  • Type species: Coluber ahaetulla Linnaeus, 1758, by subsequent designation by Fitzinger (1843: 26).
  • Gender: masculine.
  • Placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology by Opinion 524 (1958: 263).

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Bell, T. 1825. On Leptophina, a group of serpents comprising the genus Dryinus of Merrem, and a newly formed genus proposed to be named Leptophis. The Zoological Journal 2(7): 322–329.
  • International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1958. Opinion 524. Interpretation of the nominal species Coluber ahaetulla Linnaeus, 1758, and addition to the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology of the generic name Ahaetulla Link, 1807 with Ahaetulla mycterizans Link, 1807 as type species (Class Reptilia). pp. 261–276 In Hemming, F. (Ed.). Opinions and Declarations of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Volume 19. International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature: London. BHL Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Parrot Snakes
español: Culebras-perico
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