Platyceps najadum

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Platyceps najadum

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Colubroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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 najadum
Subspecies (4): P. n. albitemporalis – P. n. dahlii – P. n. kalymnensis – P. n. najadum

Name[edit]

Platyceps najadum (Eichwald, 1831)

  • Holotype: not designated, a 760 mm specimen, collected by K.E.I. Eichwald between 1825–1826. [location unknown]
  • Type locality: “urbis Bacuáe, ad mare caspium”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Tyria najadum Eichwald, 1831: 174 [original combination]
  • Coluber najadumMertens & Müller, 1928 [subsequent combination]
  • Haemorrhois najadum [sic] — Welch, 1980 [subsequent combination]
  • Eremiophis najadumWelch, 1983 [subsequent combination]
  • Platyceps najadumSchätti & Utiger, 2001 [subsequent combination]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Eichwald, E. 1831. Zoologia specialis, quam expositis animalibus tum vivis, tum fossilibus potissimuni rossiae in universum, et poloniae in specie, in usum lectionum publicarum in Universitate Caesarea Vilnensi. Zawadski, Vilnae.
  • Schätti, B. & Utiger, U. 2001. Hemerophis, a new genus for Zamenis socotrae Günther, and a contribution to the phylogeny of Old World racers, whip snakes, and related genera (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Revue suisse de zoologie 108(4): 919–948. BHL Reference page

Additional references[edit]

  • Szczerbak, N.N. 2003. Guide to the Reptiles of the Western Palearctic. Krieger: Malabar, FL. 260 pp.
  • Schätti, B. & Monsch, P. 2004. Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of Whip snakes (Hierophis Fitzinger) and Zamenis andreana Werner, 1917 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Revue suisse de zoologie 111(2): 239–256. BHL Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Dahl's Whip Snake
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