Xylophis stenorhynchus

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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: Pareidae
Subfamilia: Xylophiinae
Genus: Xylophis
Species: Xylophis stenorhynchus


Xylophis stenorhynchus (Günther, 1875: 230).

  • Syntype: BMNH 1946.1.14.13, ♂, collected by R.H. Beddome between 1857–1875.
  • Syntype: BMNH 1946.1.14.14, ♂, same collection data as above.
  • Syntype: BMNH 1946.1.14.15, ♀, same collection data as above.
  • Type locality: “Travancore”, southern India [= S Kerala and SW Tamil Nadu States).


  • Geophis stenorhynchus Günther, 1875: 230 [original combination]
  • Xylophis stenorhynchusBoulenger, 1890: 284 [subsequent combination]


  • Xylophis indicus Beddome, 1878: 576 [synonymised by Boulenger (1890: 284)]
    • Holotype: BMNH 1878.8.2.1, ♂, collected by R.H. Beddome.
    • Type locality: “dense heavy evergreen forests on the mountains at the south of Cumbum Valley, Madura district; elevation 5000 feet”.


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Günther's Mountain Snake
தமிழ்: குந்தர் மலைப் பாம்பு