Philothamnus semivariegatus

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Philothamnus semivariegatus


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
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Colubrinae
Genus: Philothamnus
Species: Philothamnus semivariegatus


Philothamnus semivariegatus (Smith, 1847)

Type locality: Bushman Flat, Cape Province, South Africa.


  • Dendrophis (Philothamnus) semivariegata Smith, 1847
  • Ahaetulla bocagiiGünther, 1888
  • Philothamnus bocagiiGünther, 1895
  • Ahaetulla irregularis Parenti & Picaglia, 1886
  • Philothamnus semivariegatusBoulenger, 1894: 99
  • Philothamnus semivariegatus semivariegatusLoveridge, 1936: 33
  • Philothamnus semivariegatus semivariegatusBogert, 1942
  • Philothamnus semivariegatus semivariegatusLoveridge, 1955
  • Philothamnus semivariegatus semivariegatusAuerbach, 1987: 183
  • Philothamnus semivariegatus semivariegatusBoycott, 1992
  • Philothamnus semivariegatusBroadley, 1998


  • Smith, A. 1848: Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa, Reptilia. Smith, Elder & Co., London (1847-1849).
  • 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.
  • Broadley, D.G. 1998: The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo. [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • Philothamnus semivariegatus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 04 oct 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Spotted Bush Snake, Spotted Green Snake