Lycophidion irroratum

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Taxonavigation: Elapoidea 

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: Elapoidea

Familia: Lamprophiidae
Genus: Lycophidion
Species: Lycophidion irroratum


  • Lycophidion irroratum (Leach, 1819)

Holotype: BMNH 946.1.14.30, collected by T.E. Bowdich between April 1817–October 1818.

Type locality: “Fantee [=Fanti]”, Ghana.


  • Coluber irroratus Leach in Bowdich, 1819: 494 [original combination]
  • Metoporhina irrorataGünther, 1858: 198 [subsequent combination]
  • Lycophidion irroratumGünther, 1868: 426 [subsequent combination]


Primary references[edit]

  • Leach, W.E. 1819. Appendix No. IV. Dr. Leach's Notice of Reptiles, Insects etc. pp. 493–496 in Bowdich, T.E. Mission from Cape Coast Castle to Ashantee, with a statistical account of that kingdom, geographical notices of other parts of the interior of Africa. John Murray: London. BHL


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Pale Wolf Snake