Platyceps karelini

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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: Platyceps
Species: Platyceps karelini
Subspecies: P. k. karelini – P. k. mintonorum


Platyceps karelini (Brandt, 1838)

Type locality: W Turkmenistan.


  • Coluber (Tyria) karelini Brandt, 1838
  • Zamenis kareliniBoulenger, 1890: 326
  • Zamenis kareliniBoulenger, 1893: 401
  • Coluber kareliniSmith, 1943: 169
  • Coluber kareliniLeviton, 1959: 454
  • Eremiophis karelini
  • Haemorrhois karelini
  • Coluber kareliniSchätti & Wilson, 1986
  • Coluber kareliniDas, 1996: 55
  • Coluber kareliniSzczerbak, 2003
  • Platyceps kareliniNagy et al., 2004


  • Brandt 1838: Bull. Acad. St. Petersb. iii: 243.
  • Schätti B; Wilson L.D. 1986: Coluber Linnaeus. Holarctic racers. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles No. 399 1986: 1–4.
  • Nagy, Z.T.; R. Lawson, U. Joger, M. Wink 2004: Molecular systematics of racers, whipsnakes and relatives (Reptilia: Colubridae) using mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 42 (3): 223–233.
  • Platyceps karelini at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 30 oct 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Spotted Desert Racer