Leptophis modestus

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Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

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: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Leptophis
Species: Leptophis modestus


Leptophis modestus (Günther, 1872)


  • Ahaetulla modesta Günther, 1872: 26
  • Leptophis modestusBoulenger, 1894: 107
  • Leptophis mexicanus mexicanusPeters & Orejas-Miranda, 1970: 164
  • Leptophis modestus - Villa et al., 1988
  • Leptophis modestusLiner, 1994
  • Leptophis modestusLiner, 2007


  • Günther, A. 1872. Seventh account of new species of snakes in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 9: 13-37.
  • Boulenger, George A. 1894. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume II., Containing the Conclusion of the Colubridæ Aglyphæ. British Mus. (Nat. Hist.), London, xi, 382 pp.
  • McCranie J. R.; Wilson L. D. 1993. Leptophis modestus (Gunther). Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 578 1993: 1-2.
  • Leptophis modestus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 19 sep 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cloud Forest Parrot Snake