Gonionotophis

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Gonionotophis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Sauropsida
Subclass: Diapsida
Infraclass: Lepidosauromorpha
Superorder: Lepidosauria
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Boodontinae
Genus: Gonionotophis
Boulenger, 1893[1]
Synonyms

Gonionotophis is a genus of colubrid snakes also known as African ground snakes and file snakes.

Species[edit]

As of November 2010, there are 15 recognized species in the genus:[2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Gonionotophis.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de
  2. ^ a b Kelly CMR et al. 2010. Molecular systematics of the African snake family Lamprophiidae Fitzinger, 1843 (Serpentes: Elapoidea), with particular focus on the genera Lamprophis Fitzinger 1843 and Mehelya Csiki 1903. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 58 (3): 415-426.doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.11.010

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1893. Catalogue of the Snakes in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume I., Containing the Families ... Colubridæ Aglyphæ, part. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 448 pp. + Plates I-XXVIII. (Gonionotophis, new genus, p. 323).
  • Branch, Bill. 2004. Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 399 pp. ISBN 0-88359-042-5. (Genus Mehelya, p. 78).