Ahaetulla perroteti

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Ahaetulla perroteti


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
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata
Cladus: Toxicofera
Subordo: Serpentes
Infraordo: Caenophidia
Superfamilia: Colubroidea

Familia: Colubridae
Subfamilia: Ahaetuliinae
Genus: Ahaetulla
Species: Ahaetulla perroteti


Ahaetulla perroteti (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854)

  • Syntypes: MNHN-RA 1208, collected by G.S. Perrotet between 1822–1832.
  • Type locality: “Indes-Orientales”.


  • Psammophis Perroteti Duméril, Bibron & Duméril, 1854: 899 [original combination]
  • Tropidococcyx perrotetiTheobald, 1868 [subsequent combination]
  • Dryophis perrotetiBoulenger, 1890: 868 [subsequent combination]
  • Ahaetulla perrotetiMurthy, 1985 [subsequent combination]


  • Dryophis tropidococcyx Günther, 1858: 157
    • Syntypes: BMNH 1946.1.9.85, adult ♀, presente by J.C. Jerdon [Madras], BMNH 1946.1.9.68–72, adults and juveniles ♂, presented by J. MacGregor [India], and BMNH 1946.1.9.80–81, presented by Zoological Society [East Indies].
    • Type locality: “Madras”, “India” and “East Indies”.


Primary references[edit]

  • Duméril, A.M.C., Bibron, G. & Duméril, A.H.A. 1854. Erpétologie générale ou histoire naturelle complète des reptiles. Tome septième. Deuxième partie, comprenant l'histoire des serpents venimeux. Paris, Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret: i-xii + 781-1536.
  • Günther, A. 1858. Catalogue of Colubrine Snakes in the Collection of the British Museum. British Museum (Natural History): London. xvi + 281 pp. BHL Reference page

Additional references[edit]

  • Smith, M.A. 1943. The Fauna of British India, Ceylon and Burma, Including the Whole of the Indo-Chinese Sub-Region. Reptilia and Amphibia. 3 (Serpentes). Taylor and Francis: London. 583 pp.
  • Sharma, R.C. 2004. Handbook Indian Snakes. AKHIL BOOKS: New Delhi. 292 pp.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Western Ghats Bronzeback