Platyceps ventromaculatus ventromaculatus

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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 ventromaculatus
Subspecies: Platyceps ventromaculatus ventromaculatus


Platyceps ventromaculatus ventromaculatus (Gray, 1834)

Type locality: Upper and lower Indus Valley.


  • Coluber ventromaculatus Gray, 1834: 80
  • Platyceps ventromaculatusSchätti & Monsch, 2004


  • Gray. J.E. 1835: Illustrations of Indian Zoology, chiefly selected from the collection of Major - General Hardwicke. Vol. 2. London (1833-1834): 263 pp., 95 plates.
  • Schätti B. & Monsch, P. 2004: Systematics and phylogenetic relationships of Whip snakes (Hierophis Fitzinger) and Zamenis andreana Werner 1917 (Reptilia: Squamata: Colubrinae). Rev. Suisse Zool. 111 (2): 239–256.
  • Platyceps ventromaculatus at the New Reptile Database. Accessed on 6 nov 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Hardwicke's Rat Snake