Philothamnus heterodermus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

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: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Philothamnus
Species: Philothamnus heterodermus
Subspecies: P. h. heterodermus – P. h. ruandae

Name[edit]

Philothamnus heterodermus (Hallowell, 1857)

Type locality: Gabon.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Chlorophis heterodermus Hallowell, 1857: 54
  • Chlorophis heterodermusBoulenger, 1894: 97
  • Chlorophis heterodermusGünther, 1895: 528
  • Chlorophis cyaneus Hecht, 1929
  • Chlorophis heterodermusLoveridge, 1936
  • Philothamnus heterodermusRödel et al., 1999

References[edit]

  • Hallowell, E. 1857: Notes of a collection of reptiles from the Gaboon country, West Africa, recently presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, by Dr. Herny A. Ford. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 9: 48–72.
  • Loveridge, A. 1951: Synopsis of the African Green Snakes (Philothamnus inc. Chlorophis) with the description of a new form. Bull. Inst. Roy. Sci. Nat. Belgique, 27: 1–12.
  • Rödel, M.O.; Kouadio, K, & Mahsberg, D. 1999: Die Schlangenfauna des Comoé-Nationalparks, Elfenbeinküste: Ergänzungen und Ausblick. Salamandra, 35 (3): 165–180.
  • Philothamnus heterodermus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 04 oct 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Variable Green Snake