Psammophis rukwae

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Psammophis
Species: Psammophis rukwae
Subspecies (2): P. r. leucogaster – P. r. rukwae

Name[edit]

Holotype: NMSR 4212, ♂.

Type locality: “Kafukola, Rukwa Valley, Tanganyika [=Tanzania] at 2,600 feet”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Psammophis sibilans rukwae Broadley, 1966: 3 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Psammophis rukwaeBroadley, 1977: 2 [subsequent combination, elevate to species]

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Rukwa Sand Racer